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Kounandi (2004)

 -  Drama  -  January 2004 (USA)
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A dwarf born into an intolerant village meets a farmer who teaches her about love, friendship and sacrifice.

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Deborah Coty ...
Kounandi
Aminata Dao ...
Awa
Adama Koné ...
Moussa
Noufou Ouédraogo ...
Karim
Olga Toe ...
Miriam
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A dwarf born into an intolerant village meets a farmer who teaches her about love, friendship and sacrifice.

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A charming and original piece
11 March 2006 | by (Wellington, NZ) – See all my reviews

I cried after watching this. A dwarf girl in an African village, unwanted by her father and abandoned after he murders her step mother for adultery, she is offered sanctuary by Karim, a kindly farmer, with whom she builds a small house for herself on his land. A victim of intolerance in the village, she makes her living selling sweet cakes, made with her baking dish, the sole inheritance left by her birth mother. When Karim's ailing wife Awa returns from her time with a healer and rejects Kounandi, the story hits its bottom. Seeing how distraught Karim is about his wife's impending death, Kounandi, in a scene of magical realism, offers Awa her health, and ability to make sweet cakes, and by doing this sacrifices her life, thereby gaining the respect of the village that automatically ceases in its prejudice to her memory. Very quaint, original and far better than most crap on television.


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