Faat Kiné (2001)

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A forty-year-old woman refuses to give into the stigma of unwed motherhood and climbs the ladder of success in a male dominated field.



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Cast overview:
Venus Seye ...
Faat Kiné
Mame Ndoumbé ...
Mammy, Her Mother
Ndiagne Dia ...
Djip, Her Son
Mariama Balde ...
Aby, Her Daughter
Awa Sene Sarr ...
Tabata Ndiaye ...
Amy Kasse


A forty-year-old woman refuses to give into the stigma of unwed motherhood and climbs the ladder of success in a male dominated field.

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Comedy | Drama



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Release Date:

15 January 2004 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Faat Kine  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,855 (USA) (30 March 2001)


$20,178 (USA) (6 April 2001)

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(Pan American Film & Arts Festival)


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Interesting look at modern Senegalese life
1 April 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Faat Kiné bore two children out of wedlock by two men, but managed to raise them without help from the fathers. She has risen to manage a gasoline station and is somewhat well off, owning a house and a small car. When her children pass college entry exams, the fathers come around asking for respect and more.

A colorful but episodic look at life in modern Dakar, revolving around the people Faat Kiné meets over several days. Moves along quickly but even minor characters appear several times, so you can get to know them. The print I saw was 118 minutes.

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