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Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  24 May 1996 (USA)
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Fatoumata Coulibaly ...
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Balla Habib Dembélé ...
Sambou the Bard (as Habibou Dembele)
Lamine Diallo ...
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Balla Moussa Keita ...
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Cheick Oumar Maiga ...
Siriman
Mouneissa Maiga ...
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A parable of dictatorship
28 February 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Using a mythic atmosphere and quasi-period costumes and sets, the film tells a parable of near-universal applicability about the corruption of power. One can see in this the story of Burma, for example, where gems are represented by sex, or where Aung San and his memory are represented by the Hunter. But because it was intended to tell the story of Mali, it confuses the non-African viewer with too many references. A second viewing is well worth it, especially if you try to see its parable-like nature.


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