Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 2018
AKasha – آكاشا
Titre original : A KASHA
Pays concerné : Soudan
Durée : 85 minutes
Genre : comédie dramatique
Type : fiction


A KASHA est une histoire d’amour universelle en temps de guerre civile – mais la guerre est au Soudan et cela se produit en ce moment. Nous suivons Adnan, un rebelle amoureux de l’AK47, son amoureux de toujours, Lina et Absi qui a déserté de l’armée. Tout se passe en 24 heures décisives pour les trois personnages, dans une région rebelle du Soudan.

Un film de Hajooj Kuka

Soudan / Afrique du Sud / Qatar, 2018, Fiction, 1h25′, couleur

avec Ekram Marcus, Kamal Ramadan, Ganja Chakado

Production : Steven Markovitz (Refugee Club c/o)

scénario: Hajooj Kuka
image : Giovanni P. Autran, Hajooj Kuka
son: Jade Hill, James Olivier, Kamal Ramadan, Simon Ratcliffe, Carl Roberts, Ssekito Shantos, Jack Van Wyk, Richard West
montage : Hajooj Kuka
musique : Nancy Mounir


A KASHA is a universal offbeat love story set in a time of civil war – but the war is in Sudan and it is happening right now. We follow Adnan, an AK47-loving rebel, his long-suffering love interest, Lina, and the army-dodging Absi, over a fateful 24 hours in a rebel-held area of Sudan.

A film by Hajooj Kuka

Sudan / South Africa / Qatar, 2018, Fiction, 1h25′, color

starring Ekram Marcus, Kamal Ramadan, Ganja Chakado
Screenplay: Hajooj Kuka
Cinematography : Giovanni P. Autran, Hajooj Kuka
Sound : Jade Hill, James Olivier, Kamal Ramadan, Simon Ratcliffe, Carl Roberts, Ssekito Shantos, Jack Van Wyk, Richard West
Editing : Hajooj Kuka
Music : Nancy Mounir

Documentarian hajooj kuka takes a self-assured step towards fictional storytelling in this comedy pivoting on an unlikely love triangle between a boy, a girl, and an AK-47 in rebel-held areas of Sudan. No viable solution to the civil war in rebel-held areas of Sudan has been found since the outbreak of violence in 2011. But every year in the Nuba Mountains region, all sides are forced to put down their arms due to an unlikely power: mud. During the rainy season, rebels return home to their families and loved ones to take advantage of the pause in fighting. It’s right after this welcome lull that hajooj kuka begins his offbeat comedy about a love triangle between a boy, a girl, and an AK-47. After a post-coital argument with Lina (Ekram Marcus), Adnan (Kamal Ramadan) hightails it without grabbing his gun. With his pants barely pulled up, he runs into Absi (Ganja Chakado), a young man who’s not keen on rejoining the fighting. He wants to dodge the « kasha, » the annual round-up of soldiers. The pair then embark on a wild 24 hours – dodging their higher-ups, elders, and romantic rivals alike – to try and get back Adnan’s girl, his gun, and his dignity. Last at TIFF in 2014 with the People’s Choice Documentary Award-winning Beats of the Antonov, kuka makes a move here to fiction, blending wry observational moments with cleverly written comedy, creating a rarely seen take on conflict and love.

Director: Hajooj Kuka
Screenwriter: Hajooj Kuka
Producer: Steven Markovitz

Lina (Ekram Marcus)
Adnan (Kamal Ramadan)

Refugee Club (Sudan)
Big World Cinema (South Africa)

TYPE: fiction
GENRE: Drama
Interests: Politics, War, Satire

Doha Film Institute: € 52.300
World Cinema Fund: € 40.000


2019 | Fespaco, Ouaga
* Selection – Official Competition (Feature Drama)

2018 | TIFF 2018, Toronto
* Selection

2017 | Mostra de Venice, Italy
* Project selected – Venice Final Cut 2017
ASSETS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE BUDGET (at Venice Final Cut 2017): € 82.800
RUNNING TIME OF THESUBMITTED COPY (at Venice Final Cut 2017): 90′
PRESENT STATUS OF THE FILM (at Venice Final Cut 2017): Rough Cut
WHAT IS STILL NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE FILM (at Venice Final Cut 2017): Final editing / Color grading / Sound mix / Subtitles / DCP



دنان بطل حرب ثوري، لم يكن يضارع شغفه بالقتال وبندقيته الكلاشينكوف (AK-47) سوى ولعه بلينا، محبوبته التي تجرعت غُصَص المعاناة لفترة طويلة. تأخر عدنان في الرجوع إلى وحدته العسكرية بعد الانتهاء من إجازته، فأرسل قائد الجيش في إثره حملة لاعتقال الجنود الهاربين. وأُخذ عدنان على حين غرة لانشغاله بلينا، فأسلم نفسه للريح هربًا ليلتحق بجندي آخر متهمّ بالحبّ وكرهه للقتال، إنه عبسي الذي يراوغ الحملة هو الآخر هربًا منها، وتتكون بينهما صداقة على غير اتفاق تفضي بهما إلى أحداث تعيد عدنان إلى سلاحه وإلى حبيبته لينا. يكشف لنا فيلم « آكاشا » على مدار 24 ساعة من الأحداث الساخرة والمضحكة، طبيعة الحياة وقصص الحبّ في المناطق التي يسيطر عليها المتمردون في السودان

فيلم روائي طويل / سودان, جنوب أفريقيا, قطر / ٢٠۱٧ / 0 دقائق / اللغة الأصلية: العربية / الإهتمامات: سياسة, حرب, كوميديا ساخرة

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Source: Doha Film Institute