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Sweetness in the Belly (2019)

110 min | Drama

Based on the novel by Camilla Gibb, Lilly is an English child abandoned in Africa, forced to flee Ethiopia for England amid civil war. There she befriends Amina, an Ethiopian refugee, and they begin a mission to reunite scattered families.
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Director
Zeresenay Mehari (as Zeresenay Berhane Mehari)
Writers
Laura Phillips | Camilla Gibb (based on the novel by)
Producers
Jennifer Kawaja (produced by) | Alan Moloney (produced by) | Susan Mullen (produced by) | Julia Sereny (produced by)
Cinematographer
Editors
Duncan Christie (addtional editing) | Susan Maggi
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Updated Sep 6, 2019

Release date
May 8, 2020 (United States)

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Wunmi Mosaku
Amina Mergessa Amina Mergessa   See fewer
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Rafael Goncalves
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Lily Mitchell Abdal Lily Mitchell Abdal   See fewer
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Chris McHallem
Immigration Officer Immigration Officer   See fewer
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Young Lilly Young Lilly   See fewer
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4.8 / 10 | 308 votes