Tartina City (Chad: 2006)


Issa Serge Coelo

Cast list

Youssouf Djaoro

Billy Josephine

Felkissam Mahamat


Produced by Issa Serge Coelo

Written by Issa Serge Coelo and Andre Dionlar

Music by Abdellah Chafik and Hicham Ayouch

Cinematography by Pierre Stoeber

Edited by Samuel Guelbaye and Catherine Schwartz


The film takes place in an African country where a brutal government death squad commanded by Colonel Koulbou is active. A journalist, Adoum, having obtained his passport, wants to travel abroad so he can report on the situation in his country, but while at the airport a compromising letter is found on him. Adoum is thrown in one of Koulbou's jails. All hope seems lost, but Adoum finds unexpected help from Koulbou's estranged wife, Hawa.


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