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15 January 2004 (Germany) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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Interesting look at modern Senegalese life See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)
Venus Seye ... Faat Kiné
Mame Ndoumbé ... Mammy, Her Mother
Ndiagne Dia ... Djip, Her Son
Mariama Balde ... Aby, Her Daughter
Awa Sene Sarr ... Mada
Tabata Ndiaye ... Amy Kasse

Directed by
Ousmane Sembene 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ousmane Sembene 

Produced by
Wongue Mbengue .... producer
Original Music by
Yandé Codou Sène 
Cinematography by
Dominique Gentil 
Film Editing by
Kahéna Attia  (as Kahena Attia-Riveill)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Aïm .... first assistant camera

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France:120 min | USA:90 min (Pan American Film & Arts Festival)


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Interesting look at modern Senegalese life, 1 April 2001
Author: psteier from New York

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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