A real bestseller on the black market / Ein Renner auf dem Schwarzmarkt

27 Jun

Here in Addis, people always know the latest blockbusters…thanks to the many merchants who sell the latest Hollywood and international movies in front of supermarkets and on parking lots straight out of their plastic bags.

And guess what: as I was reassured, Desert Flower is a true bestseller on the black market.

Below, see a collection of different copies I got my hands on in the last few weeks.

Hier in Addis Abeba kennt man immer die neusten Blockbuster…dank der vielen Händler, die die neusten Hollywoodfilme und internationale Produktionen in großen Plastiktüten vor Supermärkten und auf Parkplätzen verkaufen.

Wie mir immer wieder versichert wurde ist Wüstenblume ein echter Verkaufsschlager auf dem Schwarzmarkt. Hier eine kleine Auswahl der Kopien, die mir in den letzten Wochen hier in Äthiopien in die Hände gefallen sind.

2 Responses to “A real bestseller on the black market / Ein Renner auf dem Schwarzmarkt”

  1. Alexandra K. June 27, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    Wow, on the one hand it is not good because those are illegal copies, on the other hand it is wonderful that people want to see this movie and buy it!
    And here in Poland I cannot buy this movie, neither legal copy nor illegal.


  1. Reactions to the movie Desert Flower in Ethiopia / Reaktionen auf den Film Wüstenblume in Äthiopien « Black woman, white country - June 28, 2010

    […] The movie was received very well by the Ethiopian audience (and, in addition to its success in the cinemas, it is also a bestseller on the black market, as Waris reported here.) […]

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