Kirikou's Grandfather says that the story of Kirikou and The Witch was too short, so he proceeds to explain more about Kirikou's accomplishments. We find out how little boy became a ... See full summary »
Awa Sene Sarr,
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A set of original and folk stories in Michel Ocelot's on-off lifetime work of silhouette animation fairy tales take their inspiration from, among others, Caribbean, Meso-American, Russian and Tibetan culture.
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Max Renaudin Pratt,
Arborea, kingdom of great forests and great clearings flooded with light. A peaceful people has built wooden homes on the trees. Aida, the fearless daughter of the king of Arborea, roams ... See full summary »
In a little village somewhere in Africa, a boy named Kirikou is born. But he's not a normal boy, because he knows what he wants very well. Also he already can speak and walk. His mother tells him how an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all males of the village except of one. Hence little Kirikou decides, he will accompany the last warrior to the sorceress. Due to his intrepidity he may be the last hope of the village. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Director Trademark: [Michel Ocelot] [silhouettes] In one scene Kirikou's mother is seen as a solid black silhouette backlit by fire; later in the film, Kirikou himself, for the entirety of the underground tunnel scenes, is rendered as a black silhouette with only the whites of his eyes and teeth showing. See more »
So... the Sorceress did not take the water away from the village, she did not eat the men, she prefers to eat yams... next you are going to say she's innocent and she loves everybody!
No, no. She dislikes children, she despises women, and she hates all men!
Because she is in pain!
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Kirikou and The Sorceress is a story of a very small but extremely
brave boy, Kirikou, born in a little village somewhere in Africa.
Kirikou can walk and talk already when he is born and he starts to set
things right in his village. He is very determined and always finds a
solution, whatever the problem is. There is an evil sorceress, Karaba,
who is tormenting Kirikou's village. She has to be bribed and soothed
constantly, she has dried the well and she threatened she will eat all
the men from the village... and there are not many of them left. Brave
warriors have vanished, possibly have been devoured by the witch, when
they tried to fight him. Little Kirikou decides it is not wise to fight
Karaba, but to negotiate with her. One day Kirikou walks to the hut of
Extremely beautiful, thrilling story, told in brilliant tones of color
and folklore. Very down-to-earth and descriptive by the ways of African
life: women naked above the waist, carrying water from long distances,
making food, the village elders passing on the stories to the younger
ones. My seven year old son, who is used to see the usual smoothed-out,
big money animations, was hesitating at first when I showed him the
movie. He said the cover looked "funny" and different, and it does.
When the movie started, he couldn't stop watching it, he was totally
captivated by the story and I enjoyed it very much as well. Excellent
story, great animation, rich colors, folklore mixed with everyday life
and superstition, great original music by Youssou N'Dour. Highly
recommendable. Choose this over any talking funny animals-video.
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