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Release Date:
18 October 2006 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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An Essay on African Social Injustice Lifts off the Page See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Aïssa Maïga ... Melé
Tiécoura Traoré ... Chaka
Maimouna Hélène Diarra ... Saramba (as Hélène Diarra)
Balla Habib Dembélé ... Falaï (as Habib Dembélé)
Djénéba Koné ... La soeur de Chaka
Hamadoun Kassogué ... Le journaliste
William Bourdon ... Avocat partie civile
Mamadou Kanouté ... Avocat de la défense (as Mamadou Konaté)
Gabriel Magma Konate ... Le procureur (as Magma Gabriel Konaté)
Aminata Traoré ... Témoin 2

Danny Glover ... Cow-boy

Elia Suleiman ... Cow-boy

Abderrahmane Sissako ... Cow-boy (as Dramane Sissako)
Jean-Henri Roger ... Cow-boy
Zeka Laplaine ... Cow-boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Assa Badiallo Souko ... Witness 5
Zegué Bamba ... Witness 1
Dramane Bassaro ... Cowboy
Ferdinand Batsimba ... Cowboy
Boissou Berthé
Jean Paul Boiré ... Le gardien
Lamine Camara
Youssouf Camara ... L'huissier audiencier
Hassan Chérif
Mariam Cissé ... Un juge assesseur
Abdoulaye Coulibaly ... Le vendeur de lunettes
Nana Coulibaly
Souleymane Diagouraga ... Le malade
Oumou Berthé Diakité ... Un juge assesseur
Samba Diakité ... Witness 6
Alou Diarra ... Un juge assesseur
Diakaida Doumbia
Issa Doumbia
Pasteur Ezéquiel ... Le pasteur
Dahirou Iogo ... L'infirmier
Bina Keita
Georges Keita ... Witness 4
Madou Keita ... Witness 3
Mamou Kimbiry
Sali Konaté
Basékou Koné
Mamadou Loussine Koné ... L'enquêteur
Abdoulaye Kouyaté
Rokia Kouyaté ... La griotte
Hamèye Mahalmadane ... President of the tribunal
Andrew Mensah ... Le traducteur
Roland Rappaport ... Avocat de la defense
Aissata Tall Sall ... Avocate partie civile
Sahl Samaké ... Le policier
Mamadou Savadogo ... Avocat de la defense
Abdallah Sissoko
Fatoumata Sissoko
Jiddou Sissoko
Mohamed Sissoko ... Un enfant
N'Deye Sissoko ... La speakerine
Ramala Sissoko
Issa Socko
Hassane Soré
Oussène Soré
Bobo Tandina
Fodé Tounkara
Souleymane Tounkara ... Un enfant
Hawa Mamoudou Touré
Amindada Dramane Traoré
Hawa Traoré
Sanala Traoré ... Un enfant
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Directed by
Abderrahmane Sissako 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Abderrahmane Sissako 

Produced by
Maji-da Abdi .... executive producer
Joslyn Barnes .... executive producer
Denis Freyd .... producer
Danny Glover .... executive producer
Arnaud Louvet .... executive producer: Arte
François Sauvagnargues .... executive producer: Arte
Abderrahmane Sissako .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jacques Besse 
 
Film Editing by
Nadia Ben Rachid 
Pauline Casalis 
 
Production Design by
Mahamadou Kouyaté 
 
Costume Design by
Maji-da Abdi 
 
Makeup Department
Batoma Kouyaté .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Thomas Alfandari .... production manager
Ndiouga Moctar Ba .... production manager: Mali (as Moctar Bâ)
Dramane Traoré .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philippe Tourret .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Lin Chang .... adr recordist
Geraldine Falieu .... assistant dialogue editor
Dana Farzanehpour .... sound
Charles Ferré .... boom operator
Bruno Tarrière .... sound mixer
Christophe Winding .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Stephanie Boutinaud .... visual effects coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marco Beaurepaire .... gaffer
Emmanuel Daou .... still photographer
Makhete Diallo .... camera operator
Thomas Nikiema .... camera operator (as Thomas Nikéma)
Lydie Rappaport .... still photographer
Abdourahmane Somé .... camera operator
Gilles Viallard .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Frederic Jupin .... editor: Colurus
Carlos Pinto .... assistant editor
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Raymond Terrentin .... colorist
Philippe Tourret .... post-production coordinator
Clement Zveguintzoff .... digital conformation
 
Other crew
Sophie Audier .... script supervisor
Pierre Escande .... production assistant
Romeo Julien .... avid conformation
 

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115 min
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Certification:
Netherlands:9 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:AL (original rating) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG
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Crew or equipment visible: During the inset "Death in Timbuktu" "western," just before the first gunshot, a car can be seen moving between two buildings in the background. This, however, could be interpreted as intentional by the director, who was parodying non-Western interpretations of a "western" (other countries who partake in a love of westerns are Thailand and Cambodia). The child in this scene is also wearing a Nike shirt. The effect is to present the sort of low-budget, pulp film one might see in a television broadcast in Mali, while supplying a metaphor to the actual movie's plot.See more »

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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
An Essay on African Social Injustice Lifts off the Page, 10 September 2006
Author: Jamester from Canada

I'm hardly an expert on African economics, or social life, but this story whose political viewpoint is clearly African does what I think a movie should: it presents both sides of an issue -- in this case Mali's financial struggle and whether the World Bank and IMF should be blamed for the distress of the people.

Through a story that revolves around a court case, we see the stories of struggle of a wide range of people: mother, educator, escapee, unemployed person, and the average guy trying to make ends meet but having a difficult time.

For me, it clarified some of the issues and effects of fairly extreme poverty and lack of government prioritization for social services, health and education. It made the argument that a government may be at fault for selling out the country's future at the expense of developing a stronger base.

The bleakness, however does something bigger, or I hope it does -- I hope it gives strength to continue to fight as the producers, I think, would like.

See this. Africa is an important piece of the world and an important piece of the globalization of the world.

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