Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Burkina Faso


1. Borders (2017)

90 min | Drama

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Four women from different regions develop friendships during a bus journey across West Africa, as they accomplish an everyday journey while facing the universal challenge of being independent women.

Director: Apolline Traoré | Stars: Amelie Mbaye, Naky Sy Savane

Votes: 19

2. Yaaba (1989)

90 min | Drama, Family

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A small African village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana. Everybody calls her 'Witch' but Bila himself calls her 'Yaaba' (grandmother). When ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouédraogo, Roukietou Barry, Adama Ouédraogo

Votes: 510

3. Ouaga Girls (2017)

82 min | Documentary

6.2
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A group of young women from the outskirts of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, meet at the feminist education centre to study to become car mechanics. Ouaga Girls is a poetic ... See full summary »

Director: Theresa Traoré Dahlberg

Votes: 53

4. Sarraounia (1986)

120 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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On January 2 1899, starting from the French Soudan, a french column under the commandment of the captains Voulet and Chanoine is send against the black Sultan Rabah in what is now the ... See full summary »

Director: Med Hondo | Stars: Aï Keïta, Jean-Roger Milo, Féodor Atkine, Didier Sauvegrain

Votes: 99

5. Wend Kuuni (1982)

75 min | Drama

6.9
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In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo, Joseph Nikiema, Colette Kaboré

Votes: 172

6. La nuit de la vérité (2004)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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La Nuit de la Vérité is situated in an imaginary West African country. After ten years of civil war between the government army of the Nayak, led by 'Le président', and the Bonande rebels ... See full summary »

Director: Fanta Régina Nacro | Stars: Moussa Cissé, Georgette Paré, Adama Ouédraogo, Naky Sy Savane

Votes: 226

7. Samba Traoré (1992)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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Samba Traore returns to his village flush with funds. Soon enough he manages to charm the beautiful Saratou into marrying him and, along with another friend, builds the first bar their ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Bakary Sangaré, Mariam Kaba, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Irène Tassembedo

Votes: 149

8. The Ambassador's Wife (2018)

16 min | Documentary

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We find ourselves in an extravagant garden in Ouagadougou. The French Ambassador's wife dreamt about becoming a famous opera singer. Instead, she is now using the singing as a ventilator to... See full summary »

Director: Theresa Traoré Dahlberg

9. Zin'naariya! (2016)

96 min | Drama, Romance

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A young woman from Niger returns to her home village after finishing college abroad.

Director: Rahmatou Keïta | Stars: Aïchatou Lamine Fofana, Mariam Kaba, Aïchatou Moussa, Ali Nuhu

Votes: 39

10. Le cri du coeur (1994)

86 min | Drama

6.2
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Moctar lives in Mali with his mother Saffi and his ailing grandfather. One day, Saffi receives a letter from France which overwhelms her with happiness. Ibrahim Sow, her husband and ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Saïd Diarra, Félicité Wouassi, Alex Descas

Votes: 50

11. Zan Boko (1988)

95 min

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In the Mossi culture, one of the rites attending the birth of a child and its induction as a new member of the community involves the burial of the placenta. The space in which the placenta... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Mathias Bayili, Colette Kaboré, Joseph Nikiema, Gady Pafadnam

Votes: 53

12. Tasuma (2004)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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A village elder veteran expecting his pension buys a mill on credit for the community, but the repeated requests ignored by the government bring back his fighting spirit.

Director: Kollo Sanou | Stars: Serge Henri, Aï Keïta, Besani Raoul Khalil, Noufou Ouédraogo

Votes: 53 | Gross: $0.00M

13. Cellule 512 (2015)

Drama

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Director: Missa Hebié | Stars: Ousseini Ouedraogo, Baru Oumar Ouédraogo

14. Haramuya (1995)

Not Rated | 86 min

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Through Fousseini (a Muslim firmly attached to his faith and traditions) and his family, HARAMUYA draws a picture of Ouagadougou in the traps of modernism and traditionalism. Wealth in a ... See full summary »

Director: Drissa Toure | Stars: Abdoulaye Kaba, Rakieta Kabore, Aï Keïta, Abdoulaye Komboudri

Votes: 21

15. Rabi (1992)

62 min

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A blacksmith falls off his bicycle when he tries to avoid a tortoise which crosses his path. He brings the animal home to his twelve year old son, Rabi, who becomes so fascinated that he ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Colette Kaboré, Joséphine Kaboré, Yacouba Kaboré, Chantal Nikiema

Votes: 23

16. Desrances (2019)

105 min | Drama, Thriller | Pre-production

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17. Mama Africa (2002)

78 min

6.7
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50 Metascore

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Directors: Fanta Régina Nacro, Zulfah Otto-Sallies, Ingrid Sinclair | Stars: Rehane Abrahams, Damien Chamley, Ivan D. Lucas, Denise Newman

Votes: 46 | Gross: $0.00M

18. BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso (2018)

72 min | Documentary

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Director: Iara Lee

19. Yam Daabo (1987)

80 min | Drama

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Poverty and misery are rife in Gourga, a village in the Sahel. The inhabitants must choose: stay and await international assistance or leave for more fertile regions in the country.

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Moussa Blogo, Aoua Guiraud, Assita Ouedraogo, Fatima Ouedraogo

Votes: 47

20. Buud Yam (1997)

97 min | Drama, History

6.9
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In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Colette Kaboré, Joséphine Kaboré, Mariama Ly, Amssatou Maïga

Votes: 158

21. Silmandé - Tourbillon (1998)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Amadou Bourou, Ali Guentas, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Anne Roussel

Votes: 16

22. Bamako Play (2017)

25 min | Documentary, Music

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A musical journey and meeting between two cultures in Mali and Burkina Faso.

Director: Anders Skovbjerg Jepsen | Stars: Johannes Buhl Andresen, Michael Blicher, Alou Coulibali, Aske Drasbæk

23. Yiri Kan (1989)

26 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Director: Issiaka Konaté

Votes: 9

24. La colère des dieux (2003)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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A king's son takes over when his father dies.

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Omar Ouedraogo, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Ina Cissé, Nouss Nabil

Votes: 22

25. Bayiri, la patrie (2012)

90 min | Drama

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Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Tina Hatou Ouedraogo, Bil Aka Kora, Blandine Yaméogo, Abdoulaye Komboudri

26. Laafi - Tout va bien (1991)

98 min | Drama

6.2
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After obtaining their Secondary School diplomas, some young people plan to continue their education but are not sure which area to choose.

Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Yolande Belem, Laure Kaho, Cheick Kone, Denis Yameogo

Votes: 14

27. La villa rouge (2014)

106 min | Thriller

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Director: Boubakar Diallo | Stars: Djamila Barry, Eugène Bayala, Mathias Bayili, Oumou Diallo

28. Sur le chemin de la réconciliation (1976)

75 min

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Director: Rene Bernard Yonli | Stars: Justine Sanon, Seydou Richard Traoré

29. The Price of Ignorance (2000)

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Director: Apolline Traoré

30. Laada (1991)

80 min

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Director: Drissa Toure

31. Une femme pas comme les autres (2009)

101 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: Abdoulaye Dao | Stars: Bakary Bamba, Serge Henri, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Georgette Paré

Votes: 5

32. Entre l'arbre et l'écorce (1999 TV Movie)

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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo

33. Mamy Wata (1990)

90 min

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Director: Mustapha Diop | Stars: Philippe Ambrosini, Sidiki Bakaba, Gérard Essomba, Fifi-Dalla Kouyate

34. M'Ba-Raogo (1975)

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Director: Augustin Roch Taoko

35. Garba (1999)

16 min | Short

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Director: Adama Roamba | Stars: N'Guessan Gnegba, Ouattara Souleyman, Ouamar Zambi

36. The forest of Niolo (2017 TV Movie)

88 min

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Two girls from the village of Niolo are fetching water from the nearby lake. On the way home, one of them collapses. At the hospital, the doctors detect the presence of toxic chemicals in ... See full summary »

Director: Adama Roamba | Stars: Gérard Essomba, Hamadoun Kassogue, Noël Minoungou, Rokhaya Niang

37. Kato Kato (2006)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Léoni Kombelemsigri, Bakary Sangaré

38. Tigernut: Homeland of the wholehearted women (2018)

50 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

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Investigation that uncovers a plot of international abuses around the production of the new Superfood, tiger nuts, by European and American companies exploiting African resources, while ... See full summary »

Directors: Andoni Monforte, Eva Fernández

39. Le courage des autres (1982)

92 min

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Director: Christian Richard | Stars: Amadou Banou, Sotigui Kouyaté

40. Saaba (2017)

47 min | Documentary

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This new six-part digital docu-series explores a community-based attempt to fight violence in Burkina Faso in the Sahel region of West Africa. Each episode profiles a community member in ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Kramer

41. Moi et mon blanc (2003)

97 min | Comedy

6.9
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An African student stranded in Paris after losing his government grant discovers a bag of drugs and money while working as a parking garage attendant.

Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Serge Bayala, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Anne Roussel, Bruno Predebon

Votes: 50

42. Jigi - L'espoir (1992)

90 min

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Director: Kollo Sanou

43. Moi Zaphira (2013)

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Zaphira is young woman who lives with her 7 year old daughter. She hates her environment and wishes a better life for her daugther. One day, she comes across a fashion magazine which ... See full summary »

Director: Apolline Traoré | Stars: Mariam Ouédraogo, Salimata Traoré, Sita Traoré, Aziz Ouédraogo

44. Issa le tisserand (1985)

21 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Ernest Ouedraogo, Assetou Sanfo

Votes: 6

45. Le fauteuil (2009)

92 min

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An armchair in the home is often the seat of wisdom, responsibility, or power. In The Armchair, once a woman reaches that station, her world begins to fall apart. With the obligations of ... See full summary »

Director: Missa Hebié | Stars: Barthélémy Bouda, Norah Kafando, Justin Oindida, Barou O. Ouédraogo

46. Ouagadougou, ouaga deux roues (1985)

16 min | Short

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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo

47. En attendant le vote... (2011)

102 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Missa Hebié | Stars: Serge Bayala, Ibrahima Mbaye, Baru Oumar Ouédraogo, Maxime Sawadogo

Votes: 11

48. Le vertige de la passion (1985)

76 min

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Director: Armand Balima | Stars: Georges Anderson, Géraldine Armstrong, Jacques Dalès, Hassane Fall

49. Ça n'arrive pas qu'aux autres (1999)

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Director: Ghislain Ouattara

50. L'autre école (1987)

27 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Nissi Joanny Traoré | Stars: Armel Sare, Kaddja Traore, Adama M. Taore, Karim Zemani



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