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14 Kilometres

  • 2007
  • Spain
  • 95 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Gerardo Olivares
  • Cast: Adoum Moussa, Illiassou Mahamadou Alzouma, Aminata
  • Website: www.edfilmfest.org.uk

Three Africans undertake the arduous journey from Niger to Spain, crossing deserts, trying to get through corrupt border controls and having their humanity tested all the way. The utter predictabilliy of '14 Kilometres' (which refers to the incredibly short distance between North Africa and Spain) ultimately drains it of power, but for all its flaws, it is still a journey that is well worth taking.

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14 Kilometres (14 Kilometros)

19 Jun 20083 stars

Edinburgh International Film Festival

This issue-driven Spanish drama isn’t afraid to draw on several stock clichés of the well-trodden road movie genre. Three Africans undertake the arduous journey from Niger to Spain, crossing deserts, trying to get through corrupt border controls and…

Best of the Edinburgh International Film Festival

6 Jun 2008

When the 62nd Edinburgh Film Festival begins on 18th June it will be more than the just the programme of films and number of celebrity appearances that is under scrutiny. This year is also the first for the festival in its new home in the cultural…

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