Daratt (Dry Season) (Chad: 2006)


Mahamat Saleh Haroun

Cast list

Ali Bacha Barkaim: Atim

Djibril Ibrahim: Moussa

Aziza Hisseine: Aicha

Khayar Oumar Defallah: Gumar Abatcha

Fatime Hadje: Moussa's aunt

Youssouf Djaoro: Nassara

Garba Issa: Nassara's cousin


Written by: Mahamat Saleh Haroun

Produced by: Abderrahmane Sissako


This film takes place after the Chadian civil war. Atim, a 16 year-old boy, is sent by his grandfather to kill Nassara, the man responsible for killing Atim's father. Atim discovers that Nassara is the owner of a bakery. Nassara ends up taking Atim as an apprentice and treats him like a son. Atim has to choose between avenging his father and forgiving the man he has come to know.


Deborah Young Review: 'Dry Season' Variety (online magazine)

Manohla Dargis A Teenager's Quiet Trek Toward Revenge New York Times

Academic Articles: 

Dayna Oscherwitz. “Dry Season directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (review)”. African Studies Review 57.2 (2014): 237-239. Project Muse.

Other movies from Chad made in

Title Country Year Director More infos
Kalala Chad 2006 Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Daratt (Dry Season) Chad 2006 Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Sorry, there's no movie with the same year.