Adam is a middle-aged former swimming champion who now manages the pool at a luxury hotel that serves foreign expats and French soldiers.

When new owners initiate cutbacks he finds himself less and less relevant and increasingly in the shadow of his son.

This compelling story of fatherhood is shot against the backdrop of Chad’s escalating civil war as personal and political tensions begin to merge. In the year of its release it won the Jury Prize at Cannes, being the first film from sub-Saharan Africa to compete for the festival’s top awards for 13 years.