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LOST IN AFRICA

by Vibeke Muasya

synopsis

Simon,11, a black adopted boy and soccer enthusiast, travels with his Danish mother to his country of origin, Kenya. Soon after arriving, Simon loses his beloved soccer ball. When he tries to find it, he gets lost in the biggest city-slum in Africa. With his trendy shoes and fancy clothes, he clearly stands out, but after he gets mugged, he soon looks like any other African boy. When Simon's mom, Susanne, goes to the media promising a reward for getting her son back, Simon is suddenly a hunted boy in the alleyways of the slum—he now needs all the help he can get from his new friends.

international title: Lost in Africa
original title: Kidnappet
country: Sweden
sales agent: Level K
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Vibeke Muasya
release date: DK 07/10/2010
screenplay: Vibeke Muasya
cast: Lars Mikkelsen, Simon Larsen, Connie Nielsen, Amos Odhiambo, Bernard Okoth, Samuel Odour
cinematography by: Alexander Gruszynski
film editing: Morten Højbjerg
art director: Anna Asp
music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
producer: Vibeke Windeløv, Karoline Leth
production: SF Film Production ApS, Fladen Film
backing: Danish Film Institute, DRTV, Danida, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
distributor: SF Film
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