A Screaming Man
A Screaming Man (2011)

Film Forum is pleased to present the U.S. theatrical premiere of A SCREAMING MAN, written and directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, beginning Wednesday, April 13. Shot in Chad, portraying the psychological fall-out of an endless civil war, A… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 13, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2011
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Screaming Man deftly uses its personal look at a family dynamic to offer pointed political observations, confirming writer-director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun as a major talent.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It's an intelligent, good-looking film and one that confirms Haroun as one of Africa's leading filmmakers.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The film is quiet and thoughtful, yet forcefully makes its point about the folly of war.

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Michael Sicinski
Cinema Scope

The director finds himself artistically stranded between the allegorical impulse and the will to historicize.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's movie... shows the quiet desperation that results from inner and outer conflicts.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

"A Screaming Man" is a quiet, tender, finally wrenching story of an individual at the intersection of the personal and the political.

Wendy Okoi-Obuli
Shadow and Act

An elegant character study of father & son.

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David Fear
Time Out

[Goes] in a blink from an intriguing personal-breakdown portrait to an all-out social autopsy on life during perpetual wartime.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

The characterizations never comfortably accommodate Haroun's pat metaphor, though his stoic visual storytelling has an oblique gravity, suggesting a slightly altered meaning to each surveying shot of the poolside patio.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Engrossing arty melodrama that brilliantly blends together a tragic political and psychological story set in modern-day Chad.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A former swimming champion is replaced by his son as the pool attendant at a posh Chadian hotel. I understand why this film got rave reviews. There is a quiet… More
Walter M.
With the civil war raging across Chad, Adam(Youssouf Djaoro) and David(Marius Yelolo) have more immediate concerns like possibly losing their jobs at a hotel… More
John Ballantine
Disturbing yet heart wrenching, A Screaming Man is one of the most provocative films to come out of Africa. Real and raw. Prepare for the emotional roller… More