You Will Die at 20


You Will Die at 20

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Sudan, province of Aljazira, nowadays - When Muzamil was born, a prophecy by the holy man of the village predicts that he will die when he is 20 years old. Muzamil's father cannot stand the doom and travels away from home. Sakina, as a single mother, raises her son with over protection. One day, Muzamil turns 19...


Critic Reviews for You Will Die at 20

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (1)

  • Some may find a clash between its fable-like guilelessness and other moments when the outside world's cynicism breaks in, yet the film remains a touching, nonjudgmental depiction of people circumscribed by superstition.

    Sep 4, 2019 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

    Top Critic
  • [The main] character is so passive it is hard to feel much for him as he sits around and wastes most of what little time he has.

    Aug 31, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [Alala] sharpens this fable-like coming-of-death tale into a moving commentary on unwavering compliance; a clear portrait of Sudan during its 30 years of authoritarian leadership.

    Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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