A young unemployed man fends off accusations of laziness and makes a home for his pregnant girlfriend who has been rejected by her family.

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Pedagogy with music
18 April 2001 | by (Berlin, Deutschland) – See all my reviews

The film has a pedagogical undertone - and it was financed by an official Senegal institution of education. There is an overtly didactic passage on the necessity of finding work, filmed as a kind of dream. There are, however, also some sumptuous photography and various scenes of Tauw and two of his friends walking through the streets of Dakar with a perfect music score underneath the pictures. These are the moments when this obvious tale turns into cinema.


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