Azali (2018)

Azali (2018)
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  • Genre: Drama
  • Release year: 2018 ()
  • Running time: 92 min
  • Original Title: Azali
  • Voted: 133

Amina, a young girl, lives with her grandmother, mother, Rukaya, and mother's brother lazy Akatok in a small town in Gana. Her father disappeared before she was born leaving her mother pregnant. Her grandmother wishes her to marry an old man and be his fourth wife from their village, but her mother sends her to the city of Accra in the hope of a better life. On the way, she meets a young man Seidu. They stick to each other and try to make a living. She decides to work as a prostitute after some unsuccessful job. She eventually tries to reunite with Seidu, but he rejects her. At this time, her uncle, searches for her for several months, but to no avail.

  • Very good! by 8

    Very interesting movie about the difficult life of a 14-year old girl in Ghana. The storyline might be a little foreseeable and the plot twist at the end is a little too much, but that's not what it's really about. This movie gives you an insight on hard living conditions in Ghana and the reality of a lot of people, especially women, without dramatizing too much. Instead, it puts an emphasis on the day-to-day life and willingness/necessity to fight for survival, which is very well played by the main actress. A immersion in another world which makes you reflect about inequalities as well as violence against women and children. I definitely recommend this movie.

  • I loved this! by 10

    Hmm, where do I start! I just wanted to come here and say what a fine piece of writing this thing was but even more the way it all tied together visually and the character development with sparse dialogue at times touched me deeply! and the flashback thing with the voice-over flashback to compel the "wastrel" son to do his brotherly duty! I loved it! The moments when the protagonist goes dead pan into the camera is deeply moving and quite affecting! But the best for me, is the magnificent ending and how all the threads are tied perfectly and we are left with a resounding piece of magnificent art; we must commend everyone who chipped in this project! The people who created this masterpiece should be very very proud of themselves, I watch a lot of cool stuff on Netflix but this one, this one should be canonized for a lot of reasons but for me, this one not only did its job and entertained with seminal style but expatiated on the human conditions that transcends on a universal scale.

1William Kojo Agbeticinematographer
2Gomez Titocomposer
3Kwabena Gyansahdirector
4Sarah Dwommohproducer
5Gwandelen Quarteywriter