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Touki Bouki (1973)

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Mory, a cowherd who rides a motorcycle mounted with a cow's skull, and Anta, a university student, have met in Dakar, Senegal's capital. Alienated and disaffected with Senegal and Africa, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Magaye Niang ...
Mory
Mareme Niang ...
Anta
Aminata Fall ...
Aunt Oumy
Ousseynou Diop ...
Charlie
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Christoph Colomb
Ndou Labia
Mustapha Ture
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Mory, a cowherd who rides a motorcycle mounted with a cow's skull, and Anta, a university student, have met in Dakar, Senegal's capital. Alienated and disaffected with Senegal and Africa, they long to go to Paris and work up different con schemes to raise the money. Mory steals clothing and money from a wealthy gay man who had brought him home, and he and Anta book passage on a ship to France. Written by Don Larsson

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Journey of the Hyena  »

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This film is believed to be Africa's first avant-garde film, although Oh, Sun (1967) could also make this claim. See more »

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Colorful nonsense
28 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's a lot going on in this movie--including even a plot. But it's hard to make any sense of it.

You have to give the filmmaker and actors the benefit of the doubt. It's so excellently shot technically and everyone seems to be having such fun, it very likely is the exact movie that the cast and crew intended to make. But the overall impression is of a self-indulgent farce in which we the viewers are not in on the joke.

Even taken as a superficial jumble of beautiful, technically perfect images--and that's pretty much what I was able to take away from this movie--the film is a letdown because it could have been so much more fresh, satirical, and fun than it is.


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