C Sound: C Extras: D Film: C+
is a young boy living in Ethiopia, who was sent to live with his
Jewish relatives in the countryside by his father, who decides to
find work in the city after his mother's death. His only friend and
companion is his beloved lamb he raised since he was a child, but in
his uncle's eyes, he sees Ephraim as another meal ticket and his lamb
as his next meal. As Ephraim strives to find a place in his new
family, he will do anything to protect his lamb from being
slaughtered in Yared Zeleke's Lamb (2015).
this, Ephraim uses his cooking skills to serve the family to help
support the family financially, but his uncle scorns him for doing a
'woman's job' and insists his lamb will be served to him in the next
holiday feast. Ephraim then uses these skills to secretly earn money
so he can save his lamb, he endures pain, hunger, discrimination and
bullies who try who steal his money. But when his cousin falls ill,
he will have decide what is more important ...his lamb or his family.
film's story was set in a third world country, it showed how most
people live off their 'connections' to others. An entire family is
living off the work of a 10 year-old-boy. He is family, but he was
treated no better than a servant/slave and beaten by his uncle when
he didn't please him. In the end the moral of the film is, life is a
struggle and a good person is expected by society to sacrifice
themselves for the others.
the anamorphically enhanced image and lossy Arabic Dolby Digital
sound are weak in combination, so that combo disappointed. The only
extra is a trailer.