Waiting For Happiness details
|Starring:||Nana Diakite, Mohamed Mahmoud, Maata Ould, Ould Mohamed, Mohamed Abeid|
Waiting For Happiness
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Mar 2004|
|Main languages:||French, Hassianya|
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Not as good as the ...By James#117 from BRISTOL , 09 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Not as good as the other African Film I saw Resently 'Abouna Our Father'
becuase it seems to be lacking any story Development, Although the little Boys who dreams of being an electrician is rather affecting. The photography is Striking and the images of this harsh place set the scene. I'm left with the feeling that this could have been so much better. The main Character is a young Man who spends the whole film Staring about, not really mixing with the women nor developing any range of emotion that would allow the viewer to sympathies with him. overall disppointing, go see Abouna if you want a good african film.
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waiting for happinessBy a customer from Stoke On Trent , 28 Mar 2009I didn't watch this to the end as I thought it was dis-jointed and very slow. I was bored throughout. sorry!
Waiting for HappinessBy Elina (13 reviews) from Southampton , 08 Feb 2009I'm afraid I spent the whole of this film waiting for it to start and for something to actually happen. Lots of very colourful shots of cloth drying on the line and desert shots with lots of sand but I clearly missed the point of this film...
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008I love foreign films, and don't mind slowness, but this was a step too far. Boring, incomprehensible, engendering more questions than answers which even the director's comments did nothing to elucidate.
A BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCEBy charledickens (10 reviews) from Edenbridge , 20 Jun 2008How do you describe this film other than a moving and beautiful encounter with a culture as strange to us as this film is enigmatic.
Life on the edge of the desert has its own quality and the director brings this to us with his long, slow shots of characters and landscape.
You feel this is an encounter with truth and, indeed, some of the actors play themselves.
There are some stunning sequences - such as the griotte teaching a young pupil the kora (I think) and the words of traditional songs by sheer repetition. On another plane entirely the Japanese sailor singing Karioke I found infintely moving.
Within there is the touching tale of the relationship between a little boy and his (?) grandfather and the boundaries of the life we know and the life we might seek
Waiting for HappeningBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 01 Oct 2007Very nice to look at, lovely colour combinations and interesting filming, but it wasn't made all that clear what was happening. Somebody said to view the commentary before the film, but really you shouldn't have to do that should you? Presumably the symbolism of the sand was important, in that you can't predict where it's going to go, but the absence of any plot apart from waiting for a young man to catch a ship was not enough. Enigmatic, yes, but captivating, not a chance.