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Masai: The Rain Warriors (2004)

Massai - Les guerriers de la pluie (original title)
After a lion kills the village leader, the expected rains fail to arrive, so a group of warriors are sent to hunt the lion down and kill it in hopes that the rains will come at last.

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Credited cast:
Ngotiek Ole Mako ...
Merono
Paul Nteri Ole Sekenan ...
Papaï
Parkasio Ole Muntet ...
Lomotoon
Musurpei Ole Toroge ...
Njaro
Swakei Kipilosh ...
Narkossaï
Kiaki Ole Narikae ...
Lengaï
Peniki Ole Soyiantet ...
Ole
John Parkuyere Nkinai ...
Shetar
Lemerok Nkuruna ...
Saïtoti
Daniel Kipa Ole Nginai ...
Kibo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elisabeth Mpetti ...
Old Laila
Sereti Mpetti ...
Young Laila (as Mbeti Sereti)
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After a lion kills the village leader, the expected rains fail to arrive, so a group of warriors are sent to hunt the lion down and kill it in hopes that the rains will come at last.

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A heroic journey
17 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As poor as my French is, I understood only about one-third of the dialog, and I still found this film enthralling. A heroic journey is undertaken by a group of young Masai warriors in an attempt to save their village from drought and death. They encounter dangers from nature and man along the way.

One of the most intriguing aspects to me is that there are surprising characteristics that emerge among the warriors, and the heroes are not who you might expect.

The film also has a highly authentic look to it. I have lived in Africa for several years and always cringe at the way village life is prettied- up in so many films; there is little of that here (but neither is it gratuitously gory).

I will definitely watch it again (hopefully with subtitles next time).


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