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Release Date:
1 December 2002 (Canada) See more »
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4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Colombo meets Guelwaar See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)
Rokhaya Niang ... Mati
Aboubacar Sadikh Ba ... Naago
Kadiatou Sy ... Ndaxte
Ndeye Seneba Seck ... Ndeye
Ousseynou Diop
Akéla Sagna
Moustapha Niang
Juliette Ba (as Juliette Aita Ba)
Mody Fall
Ibrahima Mbaye (as Ibrahima Mbaye Sope)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bassirou Diakhate ... Biraan
Mamadou Diallo ... Policier n° 1
El Hadj Dieng ... Père de Mati
Seynabou Sarr ... Fille du Commissariat
Samba Wane ... Inspecteur impôts

Directed by
Moussa Sene Absa 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gilles Desjardins 
Claude Gilaizeau 
Moussa Sene Absa 

Produced by
Badou Ba .... producer
Danielle Champoux .... producer
Rock Demers .... producer
Claude Gilaizeau .... producer
Moussa Sene Absa .... producer
Original Music by
Maadu Diabaté 
Serge Fiori 
Cinematography by
Jean-Jacques Bouhon 
Film Editing by
Matthieu Roy-Décarie 
Production Design by
Moustapha Ndaye  (as Moustapha Ndiaye)
Costume Design by
Fatou Kande Senghor 
Production Management
Danielle Champoux .... unit production manager
Joe Yared .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Demba Dieye .... second assistant director
Pierre Magny .... assistant director
Sound Department
Luc Boudrias .... sound re-recording mixer
Jo Caron .... adr foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Louis Collin .... sound editor
Guy Francoeur .... foley artist
Jean-Pierre Pinard .... dialogue editor
Philippe Scultety .... sound mixer
Philippe Scultety .... sound
Benoit Touchette .... sound coordinator
Raymond Vermette .... sound
Raymond Vermette .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Pape Sarr .... electrician
Editorial Department
Christian Gravel .... supervising assistant editor
Esther Michaud .... assistant editor
Other crew
Lydia Kpakpo .... production secretary
Claudette Messier .... script supervisor
Caroline Mireault .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'extraordinaire destin de Madame Brouette" - Canada (original title)
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104 min (Montréal World Film Festival)
Sound Mix:
Canada:14A (Ontario)

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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Colombo meets Guelwaar, 13 May 2003
Author: webdak from United States

A murder investigation frames the background for narrating the story of Madame Brouette (Rokhaya Niang) - a strong woman, who is dedicated to make a living for herself and her daughter in some poor neighbourhood in Dakar, Senengal. Flash-backs are developing the events which lead to the murder of the police man Naago, who was also her boyfriend and lover. Neighbours comment on her life and her good character - did she really murder Naago or was it maybe "London Pipe", a crook and local gangster? Director Moussa Sene Absa used first time actors (e.g. Naago is played by Aboubacar Sadikh Ba, a school teacher), but they all are playing their part very well. Absa likes to give his movies a specific color - which are yellow and orange in this film - and uses it to increase the beauty of the natural settings. Even though "Inspector Colombo" is only a funny & incapable character in this film, pace and storyline of "Madame Brouette" also remind of the famous detective series. On another thought, famous Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene used a similar style of telling the life of the main character in flashbacks in his movie "Guelwaar". --- I saw this film at the Tribeca Film Festival 2003, where it was part of the official selection. I give it 8 of 10 stars. Watch it, when you have a chance - Wigbert Boell/ WebdaK Group.

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