France, Germany, The Netherlands


Abdel is driving his son, Amin, through the Parisian suburbs. The radio broadcasts the news of the day, while Amin is playing with the world floating by the window. Suddenly, they are stopped by the police. Apparently one of Abdel’s headlights is broken. AMIN tells the story of a boy discovering new perspectives onto a world made for adults, but also about his energy and violence, giving strength and overwhelming liberty.

Director's Biography

Born in Budapest, David was brought up in Sweden and South Africa, studied film at Göteborg University, travelled in Asia and worked in a fish cannery in Norway. Since 2001, he lives in Paris.

In 2005, David assisted filmmaker Peter Friedman, completed his first short film, MACHINE (IFF Rotterdam 2006), and was invited to the Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2007, he directed AMIN (9'), which won the PRIX UIP Rotterdam 2007 and the Onda-Curta Award at Vila do Conde IFF.

AMIN is a fragment of FRANCE, David's first feature, developed at the Binger Filmlab, (Amsterdam) and at Script & Pitch (MEDIA), currently in preproduction.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: David Dusa

Written by: David Dusa

Cinematography: Armin Franzen

Cast: Ramzi Bouaia, Tariq Bettahar, Romain Berger, Vincent Deslandres

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2007