Enchained (Ethiopia)


Directed by Moges Tafesse

Ethiopia, 1916: Gobeze is a timid, peace-loving, young man of 25; a brilliant student who dedicates his whole life to “Sem Ina Werq” (riddles with dual meaning). He spends seven years searching for his young love, Aleme, kidnapped from his arms. Finally finding her, two young lovers are caught by Gonite, her husband and a wealthy old landlord. Following the old Ethiopian tradition, both men’s clothes are bind together and the rivals set off on a long journey to the royal court to stand trial.

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This is magic realism at its best. Combining breath-taking landscapes with superb performances piqued by humour and irony, Tafesse takes the audience by storm in a tense and moving ethnological drama suffused with passion, jealousy and bitter anger of the traditional Ethiopian establishment‘ ~ filmuforia
A very rich feature drama that melds traditional  and modern, fairy tale and social realism in a wonderful, unique experience.” ~ filmuforia

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