Difret

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A crusading attorney (Meron Getnet) defends a 14-year-old Ethiopian (Tizita Hagere) who stands trial for killing the man who abducted and raped her.

Cast & Crew

Meron Getnet
Meaza Ashenafi
Tizita Hagere
Hirut Assefa
Meaza Tekle
Mrs. Mulu Assefa
Mickey Tesfaye
Officer Getachew
Moges Yohannes
Police Captain Teshone
Teferi Alemu
Village Judge
Haregewine Assefa
Membere Yohannes
Rahel Teshome
Mrs. Elifnesh
Angelina Jolie
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Julie Mehretu
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Jessica Rankin
Executive Producer
Francesca Zampi
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Lacey Schwartz
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Critic Reviews for Difret

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (4)

  • This plays like Law and Order, but there are also striking glimpses of a backward society in rapid transition.

    December 17, 2015 | Full Review…
  • An affecting drama that is honest and clear-eyed about Hirut's trauma, and the ongoing struggles she'll face even if she's freed, without ever treating her abuse in an exploitative manner.

    November 5, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Mehari's drama about the landmark court case that ended child bride kidnapping in Ethiopia is hardly a sophisticated film. But that can't diminish the importance of its message.

    November 5, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This film is a necessary reminder of what can happen when people preserve tradition for its own sake.

    October 29, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • "Difret" has an earnestness that hovers between plain-spoken and pedestrian, and there are scenes and sequences that just don't come together as written and edited, no matter how admirable the film's existence is.

    October 22, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Difret is painful but profound, skirting the pitfalls of the inspirational biopic for something more grounded and remarkable. Its authenticity extends beyond its central characters, conveying a very real sense of what is at stake.

    October 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Difret

  • Feb 15, 2014
    It is a bit disappointing to see an important subject matter like this become a rather heavy-handed drama in the hands of a not very talented director, with problems of editing, many unnecessary scenes and lack of emotional weight (unable even to create suspense).
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