Price of Love

  • 2015
  • Ethiopia
  • 1h 39min
  • Directed by: Hermon Hailay
  • Cast: Fereweni Gebregergs, Kassahun Getatchew, Dawit Gulilat

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One of Ethiopia’s foremost writer/directors, Hermon Hailay, is not afraid to tackle taboo subjects, drawing on her personal experience to add depth and dimension to her stories. Her third feature film, after two previous films dealing with themes of poverty and urbanisation, is no different. Having grown up in proximity to sex work, Price of Love tells the story of a young Addis Ababa resident, Teddy, who finds his life entangled with the more shadowy aspects of love, resulting in his main source of income, his taxi, being stolen. Having fallen in love with a prostitute, he finds himself having to confront the darkness in his past, while also discovering the pathway to his redemption. In this gritty and courageous film, set in the streets of a rapidly-changing city, Teddy has to decide what, for him, is the ultimate price of love.

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