MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,339 this week

Ceddo (1977)

 -  Drama  -  12 April 1979 (Hungary)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 370 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 5 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 03 Mar 2012
 
a list of 1005 titles
created 09 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 49 titles
created 03 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Ceddo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ceddo (1977)

Ceddo (1977) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ceddo.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Brightness (1987)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.

Director: Souleymane Cissé
Stars: Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Tommy Lewis
Hyenas (1992)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Stars: Ami Diakhate, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Mansour Diouf
Borom sarret (1969)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Ousmane Sembene
Stars: Ly Abdoulay, Albourah
Red Psalm (1972)
Drama | Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Set in the 1890s on the Hungarian plains, a group of farm workers go on strike in-which they face harsh reprisals and the reality of revolt, oppression, morality and violence.

Director: Miklós Jancsó
Stars: Andrea Drahota, Gyöngyi Bürös, Erzsi Cserhalmi
Touki Bouki (1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Stars: Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Aminata Fall
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Ophüls
Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other. Captives are executed... See full summary »

Director: Miklós Jancsó
Stars: József Madaras, Tibor Molnár, András Kozák
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Norbu, a horse thief, who is thrown out of his tribe in an effort to purge it of evil. Norbu repents after the birth of his son, but he is forced to steal again after the birth... See full summary »

Directors: Zhuangzhuang Tian, Peicheng Pan
Stars: Daiba, Jiji Dan, Drashi
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A new man joins the civilian firefighters at a London unit during the Second World War. He meets his fellow firemen and firewomen, manages to enjoy some leisure time with them, and then ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Jennings
Stars: Philip Dickson, George Gravett, Fred Griffiths
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This film travels through fantasy and reality as Ivens goes to China to capture the Wind. The film reflects the film maker's journey - from his first film on the wind (Pour Le Mistral)to ... See full summary »

Director: Joris Ivens
Stars: Joris Ivens, Henxiang Han, Guilian Liu
Limite (1931)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Three people sail aimlessly while remembering their past.

Director: Mario Peixoto
Stars: Olga Breno, Tatiana Rey, Raul Schnoor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Tabata Ndiaye ...
Princess Dior
Moustapha Yade ...
Madir Fatim Fall
Ismaila Diagne ...
The Kidnapper
Matoura Dia ...
The King
Omar Gueye ...
Jaraaf (as Oumar Gueye)
Mamadou Dioumé ...
Prince Biram
Nar Modou ...
Saxewar
Ousmane Camara ...
Diogomay
Ousmane Sembene ...
A Ceddo renamed Ibrahima
Edit

Storyline

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 his daughter, Princess Dior Yacine, to protest their forcible conversion to Islam. After trying to rescue the princess, various heirs to the throne are killed, and the King is murdered during the night. Eventually the kidnappers are killed and the princess is brought back to the village to confront the Imam, as all the villagers are being given Muslim names. Written by Will Gilbert

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

12 April 1979 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Outsiders  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Banned by the Senegalese government for several years, likely for the unflattering portrayal of Islam. The official reason given was that the title was incorrectly spelled in a European fashion. See more »

Goofs

The action sets at the end of seventeenth century but the umbrella over the imam, when he is on the throne, is clearly contemporary. See more »

Connections

Featured in Twenty Years of African Cinema (1983) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not Slow for the Vulnerable Observer

Ceddo is one of the first films to come out of Africa (it was promptly banned in Senegal). It contains both subtle and not-so-subtle political messages in the conversations of characters fighting to keep their traditional way of life. The film holds a wealth of information that the casual eye might not catch. Linguists and other language buffs will enjoy the form and styles of speech (no one speaks directly to those of higher class, a major form of communicating ideas is to use metaphorical sayings, etc.). Those fascinated by culture will notice the myriad customs that might go unnoticed to other viewers. It is a film of revolt! Highly recomended.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
When will this film be available? bsiwatu2002
Discuss Ceddo (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?