Middle-aged Guled, a struggling gravedigger living in the slums of Djibouti city, is working hard to make ends meet. His beloved wife Nasra, who suffers from a chronic kidney disease, desperately needs a transplant. Otherwise she will die. An appropriate donor is found, but it’s not the end of the struggle – in order to buy the kidney, Guled should be able to collect in only two weeks as much money as a gravedigger normally earns in a year...


Omar Abdi : Guled
Yasmin Warsame : Nasra
Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim : Mahad
Samaleh Ali Obsieh : Ali
Hamdi Ahmed : Hassan


A film by : Khadar Ayderus Ahmed

Screenplay : Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
Original Music : Andre Matthias
Cinematography :  Arttu Peltomaa
1st assistant director : Iiris Juutilainen
Sound : Karri Niinivaara
Production design : Antti Nikkinen
Costume designer : Anu Gould
Editing : Sébastien Thümler
Production manager : Kaisa Roover


Production information

Produced by Mark Lwoff & Misha Jaari / Bufo

Co-Producers : Stéphane Parthenay / Pyramide Productions & Thanassis Karathanos / Twenty Twenty Vision

Distributor : Orange Studio

Technical information

Finland - Germany - France
Year of production : 2020
Duration : 82 minutes

Festivals and awards

Opening film - Semaine de la Critique 2021
Etalon d'Or - Fespaco 2021
People's choice award - TIFF 2021