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When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.

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Yared Zeleke

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Yared Zeleke (screenplay), Yared Zeleke (story) | 3 more credits »
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3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Rediat Amare Rediat Amare ... Ephraïm
Kidist Siyum ... Tsion
Welela Assefa Welela Assefa ... Emama
Rahel Teshome Rahel Teshome ... Azeb
Surafel Teka Surafel Teka ... Solomon
Indris Mohamed Indris Mohamed ... Abraham
Bitania Abraham Bitania Abraham ... Mimi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mihiratu Alemu Mihiratu Alemu ... Neighbor V
Beletu Atenafu Beletu Atenafu ... Neighbor 2
Tigist Bayu Tigist Bayu ... Yohannes' Mother
Fetle Berhanu Fetle Berhanu ... Chicken Customer 2
Tsegaye Birhanu Tsegaye Birhanu ... Uncle Yakob
Rohama Demesa Rohama Demesa ... Shepherd Girl
Rohama Demise Rohama Demise ... Yasmin
Alem Desalegn Alem Desalegn ... Hanna
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When Ephraim, an Ethiopian boy, is sent from his homeland to live with distant relatives, he takes his beloved sheep with him. One day, his uncle announces that he will have to sacrifice his sheep for the upcoming religious feast, but Ephraim is ready to do anything to save his only friend and return home.

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Drama | Family

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It was selected as the Ethiopian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. See more »

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Psychological drama set in Ethiopian countryside
17 May 2020 | by severajaahoSee all my reviews

Set in gorgeous green highlands of Ethiopia, the drama tells a story about loss, childhood, social isolation and family. A realistic in its depiction, but emotional in the delivery of its story, Lamb goes deep into its main character's position and psychology. The film is rich both in its visual setting and music and beautiful to look at.


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Ethiopia | France | Germany | Norway | Qatar

Language:

Amharic

Release Date:

30 September 2015 (France) See more »

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Ethiopia See more »

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1.85 : 1
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