Part of the Goethe-Institut's African Perspectives Film Series.
Director: Philippe Lacôte
102 min, Ivory Coast/France 2014
Run escapes just after killing his country’s Prime Minister. But in order to do so he had to act as a mad man wandering through the city. His life comes back to him in flashes: his childhood with Tourou when his dream was to become a rain miracle-worker; his adventures with Gladys the Eater; and his past as a young member of the militia in the heart of the political and military conflict in the Ivory Coast. Yet Run did not choose any of those lives. He fell into every life by running from another. And that’s why they call him Run.