Rent Difret (2014)

3.5 of 5 from 77 ratings
1h 39min
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Synopsis:
The practice of abduction into marriage is one of Ethiopia's oldest traditions. Hirut, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when she is kidnapped. She tries to escape but, in an attempt to protect herself, mortally wounds her would-be husband. "Difret" tells the inspirational true story of Hirut and Meaza, the female lawyer who fought her case.
Actors:
Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, , Haregewine Assefa, Mekonen Laeake, Brook Sheferaw
Directors:
Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
Producers:
Leelai Demoz, Mehret Mandefro, Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
Writers:
Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
Others:
Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
Studio:
Soda Pictures
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Ethiopia, Drama
Awards:

2014 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award Dramatic

BBFC:
Release Date:
29/06/2015
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
Amharic
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
NTSC
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Introduction by Angelina Jolie

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Reviews (1) of Difret

Straightforward storytelling of the best kind - Difret review by IM

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18/09/2017

This film is often criticised as being "flat" ie devoid of Hollywood artifice. It doesn't need it. A strong, true story, believably acted, with a rare insight into rural Ethiopian life.

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