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Adanggaman (2000)

Unrated | | Drama | 21 September 2001 (Italy)
In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the ... See full summary »

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Rasmané Ouédraogo ...
Adanggaman (as Rasmane Ouedraogo)
Albertine N'Guessan ...
Mo Akassi
Ziable Honoré Goore Bi ...
Ossei
Bintou Bakayoko ...
Ehua
Nicole Suzis Menyeng ...
Adjo
Mireille Andrée Boti ...
Mawa
Patrick Dijian Tie ...
Kanga
Lou Nadège Blagone ...
Safo Aboua
Anastasie Tode Bohi ...
The Castanet Girl
Didier Grandidier ...
Bangalajan
Mylène-Perside Boti Kouame ...
Naka
Étienne Goheti Bi Gore ...
Poro
Zie Soro ...
Sory
Sie Lou Chantal ...
Amazon
Sokpo Germaine ...
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In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave traders. When his village falls prey to one of Adanggaman's attacks, Ossei manages to escape, but his family is murdered except for his captured mother. Chasing after the soldiers in an effort to free her, Ossei is befriended by a fierce warrior named Naka. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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21 September 2001 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Аданггаман  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,404 (USA) (13 July 2001)

Gross:

$28,664 (USA) (22 February 2002)
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More to the Darkness Than the Eye Can See
23 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a result of having Netflix streaming I am now able to see many more films some of which I cannot imagine seeing otherwise. This is one of them. It is true that some of the shots are quite dark and it is the film's most glaring weakness, but let me assure you it has equally compelling strengths. There is a stark reality to the overall product as if the audience has been transported in time to a place where tribal tyrants set into motion one of humanities most shameful chapters. I do not apologize for the depravity of whites in need of free labor out of their own greed for money, power, status or whatever, but in all fairness it makes one wonder how different things would have been if more of a unified and organized resistance could have been made by Africans seeing the immorality of slavery within their own communities. I am not blaming Aficans either. In my opinion they are 100% the victims here but at the same time I must chastise one and all involved in the trade including a culture thousands of years older than ours which condoned it as custom and tradition. Many tribes even rationalized that taking slaves was the human option when compared to ignominious death at the hands of your conquerors. The film despite it's flaws was a true learning experience. Naka, the runaway daughter, was horribly frightening in her make-up and exuding that psychotic killer energy while being a good slave catcher. She may be one of the most terrifying females in filmdom and so few will ever get to see her.


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