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Faces of Women (1985)
"Visages de femmes" (original title)

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At a festival, a chorus of women sing and dance as two stories unfold. In a village, a young women with a jealous husband gives him something to be jealous about when his younger brother visits from the city.



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At a festival, a chorus of women sing and dance as two stories unfold. In a village, a young women with a jealous husband gives him something to be jealous about when his younger brother comes for a visit. When her husband threatens her, she learns self-defense, but her troubles may not be over. In a coastal city, Mrs. Congas runs a fish-drying business. She wants a less smelly job, so she seeks a loan to open a restaurant. When she's turned down, two of her daughters visit the banker and bat their eyes; the loan comes through. But her troubles aren't over: every male relative and tribal cousin shows up, praising her lazy husband and expecting money, food, and help. Written by <>

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13 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Die Gesichter der Frauen  »

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Odd trio of stories
4 August 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Set in West Africa, possibly Ghana.

Story (actually three stories) : Opening scene has a circle of women singing songs which, broadly, describe the stories. The film comes back to these women, as a link between the stories. Story 1 concerns a the possible marriage of some young people in a poor village. Story 2 (possibly related to Story 1) contains the scene which was used in all the promotional ads. A fairly full-on adulterous sex scene, featuring a woman stripping off in front of her male neighbour, frolicking in the river. He then joins her, and she demands sex to continue even after he's tired ... by pointing to his testicles, then pointing between her own legs. Story 3 has no connection with the other two, and is about the efforts of a middle-class woman to succeed in business.

Review - I'm baffled as to the construction of this film. The opening scene, with the singing women, is great fun. The throbbing drum beats and their smiles are infectious, and promise much. Story one is not bad. Story 2 is stunning, in an "oh-my-god" sort of way. The full-on nudity and sex sets a tone for the rest of the movie, which promptly and totally changes direction to story 3, which is completely trivial. The singing women come back at the end, but the final songs explain nothing.

I'm really not sure whether to recommend this film. However, you have been warned !

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