Disobedience - Desobediência


Disobedience - Desobediência

Rosa, a Mozambican peasant, is accused by the family of her husband of having caused his suicide by refusing to obey him. She is suspected of having a "spirit-husband". In order to prove her innocence, Rosa submits herself to two trials: one by a traditional healer, the other in court. She is absolved twice. Nevertheless, the dead man relatives continue to persecute her and she is punished in a cruel way.

The film is interpreted by the real players of this story, the dead man by his twin brother. During the shooting, the director decided to install a second camera to follow the never ending plot of revenge. Such a complex editing has no parallel in African cinema.

Original Title Disobedience - Desobediência
German Title Disobedience
French Title Disobedience
Other Titles Disobedience
Directed by Licínio Azevedo
Country Mozambique
Available Formats DCP
Screenplay Licínio Azevedo
Production EBANO Multimedia
Runtime 92 Min.
Language Portugiesisch, Ximanica
Rosa Castigo
Tomás Sodzai

Silver FIPA, Biarritz - France

Kuxa Kanema Award, FUNDAC, best Mozambican film;
Special Mention of the Jury for the interpretation of Rosa Castigo - International Film Festival of Zanzibar.
Africa in the Picture (The Netherlands);
DocLisboa (Portugal);
Kino Afrika - CAK Oslo (Norway);
Festival International du Film d'Amiens (France)


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