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Khorma, Child of the Graveyard

Jilani Saadi

fiction, 2002, 100’
original language: Arabic

3 Jul 2012 - 22:00

Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre

Admission 3 €

Khorma is different! With his red hair and strangely pale complexion for a Tunisian, many people think he’s retarded. 

Bou Khaled, his master, takes him under his wing nonetheless and teaches him the secrets of his business. Khorma learns to announce weddings, births and deaths in his neighborhood in Bizerte. But, one day, old Bou Khaled makes a grievous mistake: he announces a local woman’s death rather than his daughter’s marriage. Khorma is chosen to replace him…