THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE

  • Post-production

Category: Long Feature
Production year: 2020
Country: France, Djibouti
Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
Scriptwriter(s): Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
Director of Photography: Arttu Peltomaa

Production company: Bufo | Pyramide Productions | Twenty Twenty Vision
French Distributor: Orange Studio
International sales: Orange Studio
Video edition: Orange Studio
TV/SVOD sales: Orange Studio

Synopsis

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…