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Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995)

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Fatoumata Coulibaly ...
Sadio
Balla Habib Dembélé ...
Sambou the Bard (as Habibou Dembele)
Lamine Diallo ...
Janguine
Maimouna Hélène Diarra ...
Meya
Balla Moussa Keita ...
Mambi
Cheick Oumar Maiga ...
Siriman
Mouneissa Maiga ...
Kani
Fabola Issa Traoré ...
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Interesting film
17 September 1998 | by (Providence, RI) – See all my reviews

At Brown University this evening I saw this film with a friend. We both liked aspects of it, but I enjoyed it more. The visuals were great, the village depicted was pretty, as were the brightly colored cloths. I like the way the film starts as a folk story by a narrator. The production values are not "western", and there are times when too little light is used. It is good though to see a raw film now and then. I like the way the camera was stationary at times and others very rough movements. The story is a combination of fantasy and folklore (a tinge of Greek Tragedy too), with a good base of reality. I think the viewer was not meant to understand everything that occurs. If you like to try new things, this film is for you.


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