Most Popular Wolof-Language Feature Films
3. Il a déjà tes yeux (2016)
95 min | Comedy
When French-African couple Paul and Sali discover the longed-for baby they are about to adopt is white, family chaos and confrontation ensue.
4. Wonderful World (2009)
R | 89 min | Drama, Romance
Ben Singer has his cynical worldview darkened by his roommate Ibu's sudden medical situation, though the arrival of Ibu's sister, Khadi, might remedy both men's ills.
Votes: 2,222 | Gross: $0.01M
6. Restless City (2011)
R | 80 min | Drama, Music
Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.
7. Xala (1975)
123 min | Comedy
It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the ... See full summary »
8. Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
157 min | Drama, War
In this semi-autobiographical film, black soldiers help to defend France, but are detained in prison camp before being repatriated home.
9. La pirogue (2012)
87 min | Drama
A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them.
10. Ceddo (1977)
120 min | Drama
The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap ... See full summary »
11. Hyenas (1992)
110 min | Comedy, Drama
A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's elders are reduced to selling town possessions to pay debts. Linguère, a former ... See full summary »
13. Mandabi (1968)
90 min | Drama
A money order from a relative in Paris throws the life of a Senegalese family man out of order. He deals with corruption, greed, problematic family members, the locals and the changing from... See full summary »
16. Emitaï (1971)
103 min | Drama
As World War II is going on in Europe, a conflict arises between the French and the Diola-speaking tribe of Africa, prompting the village women to organize their men to sit beneath a tree to pray.
17. Guelwaar (1992)
115 min | Drama
Burial of a Christian political activist in a Muslim cemetary forces a conflict imbued with religious fervor. A satiric portrayal of religion and politics, sometimes humorous, sometimes ... See full summary »
Votes: 233 | Gross: $0.06M
18. Little Senegal (2001)
97 min | Drama
After many years of having worked as a tour guide at the Senegalese slave museum, Alloune decides to go to America in search of his ancestors. They were taken away from his village 200 years ago and sold as slaves in the New World.
23. Un transport en commun (2009)
48 min | Drama
This sweet musical takes us on a cross-country trip through Senegal, from Dakar to Saint Louis in a battered taxi, as passengers sing their stories.
24. Karmen Gei (2001)
86 min | Musical, Romance, Drama
Like every Carmen, Karmen Geï is about the conflict between infinite desire for freedom and the laws, conventions, languages, the human limitations which constrain that desire.
25. Billo il grand dakhaar (2007)
90 min | Comedy
A Senegalese boy arrives in Italy in search of fortune, with the desire to work in the fashion world. But life throws in some tragicomic situations.
26. Mossane (1996)
105 min | Drama
Mossane is a beautiful 14-year-old girl who has just reached marriageable age in a village in Senegal. She has many suitors, including a simple-minded farmer's son who plans to drag her ... See full summary »
28. Nocturno: A Poem of the Sea in Port (2017)
72 min | Adventure
Senegalese, Indonesian and Galician sailors from the Spanish fishing vessel ILHA BRAVA, fight a silent battle in body and soul during their long, empty hours docked in the port of ... See full summary »
31. Le franc (I) (1994)
Not Rated | 46 min | Comedy
A penniless, fast-thinking musician buys a lottery ticket which he glues to his back door, in hopes of eventually retrieving his instrument from his exasperating landlady. The ticket wins, ... See full summary »
32. Tableau ferraille (1997)
Not Rated | 92 min
Tells the story of an idealistic young politician's rise and fall. Daam, a well-intentioned but vacillating European-trained politician must choose between two social paradigms exemplified ... See full summary »
33. Ramata (2009)
90 min | Drama
Ramata is a spellbindingly beautiful woman in her fifties. She has been married for thirty years now to Matar Samb, a very rich man, a former prosecutor who is now Minister of Justice. They... See full summary »
35. TGV (1998)
88 min | Comedy
The TGV? No, it is not the famous French high-speed train, but instead the rickety and colourful bus operated, driven, repaired and, if need be, pushed by the intrepid "Rambo". This time, ... See full summary »
39. Teranga Blues (2007)
95 min | Musical
After being discovered illegally residing in France, a young Senegalese musician is sent home with only 20 euros in his pocket. After a series of poor decisions, he falls into an abyss of ... See full summary »
41. Almodou (2002)
85 min | Drama
A young Senegalese boy in Dakar is entrusted to a Koranic teacher who sends his pupils out into the street to beg and beats them if they return without his daily tribute. The boy flees and gets involved in other activities.