Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he feels socially humiliated. The country is in the throes of a civil war. Rebel forces are attacking the government. The authorities demand that the population contribute to the "war effort", giving money or volunteers old enough to fight off the assailants. The District Chief constantly harasses Adam for his contribution.
Dioucounda Koma....Abdel (as Diouc Koma)
Emile Abossolo M'bo....Le chef de quartier
Hadje Fatime N'Goua....Mariam
Heling Li....Mme Wang
Rémadji Adèle Ngaradoumbaye....Souad
Sylvain Mbaikoubou....Le nouveau cuisinier
Abdou Boukar....Le maître d'hôtel
Fatimé Nguenabaye....La voisine
Gérard Ganda Mayoumbila....Le sous-officier
Mahamat Choukou....Soldat barrage 1
Tourgoudi Oumar....Soldat barrage 2
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