Dar Noir (Tanzania: 2015)

Director

Hamadi Mwapachu

Cast list

Ahmed Mbaka Ahmed ... Ama
Karen Harris ... Melissa
Hatibu Madudu ... Anwar
Khatibu Musa ... Stuat
Sabrina Muya ... Iman
Hamadi Mwapachu ... Daudi
Inaara Mwapachu ... Julie
Rose Mwapachu ... Auntie
Juma Nkwabi ... Mustapha
Jenerali Ulimwengu ... Inspector

Credits

Screenplay by Hamadi Mwapachu
Music by Julian Gordon-Hastings
Cinematography by Alexander Elibariki
Film Editing by Hamadi Mwapachu

Synopsis

In this directorial debut, a detective with a heroin habit falls in love with a prostitute while a drug dealer threatens to disturb the detective's new found life and contentment. The film's action takes place in Tanzania's largest city Dar-es-Salaam.

Reviews

Opar, Josephine. "Tanzanian Director Hamadi Mwapachu's 'Dar Noir' Brings Intrigue and Swahili to the Big Screen." OkayAfrica, Oct 2016.

"Dar Noir director tells us about Dar es Salaam as film location", Tanzania Fixer, November 2016.