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El Hadji Aboucader Beye
Rama, El Hadji's daughter (as Miriam Niang)
Adja Assatu, El Hadji's first wife
El Hadji's secretary
Oumi, El Hadji's second Wife
The Client (as Moustapha Touré)
Modu, El Hadji's chauffeur
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
Star Band de Dakar (uncredited)
|Paulin Vieyra||...||producer (as Paulin Soumanou Vieyra)|
|Samba Diabare Samb||...||(as Samba Diabara Samb)|
|Orlando L. López|
|Seydina D. Saye|
|Paulin Vieyra||...||production manager (as Paul S. Vieyra)|
|El Hadj M'Bow||...||sound|
|Dia Cherif||...||lighting technician|
|Emile Ganem||...||lighting technician|
|Dofonou E. Lazare||...||lighting technician|
|Michel Renaudeau||...||still photographer|
- Filmi Doomireew (present)
- Société nationale de cinématographie (present)
- Films Domireew
- Ste. Me. Production du Senegal
- New Yorker Films (1975) (United States) (theatrical) (subtitled)
- Contemporary Films (1976) (United Kingdom) (theatrical) (subtitled)
- Films sans Frontières (2014) (France)
It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the government. One official, Aboucader Beye, known by the title "El Hadji," takes advantage of some of that money to marry his third wife, to the sorrow and chagrin of his first two wives and the resentment of his nationalist daughter. But he discovers on his wedding night that he has been struck with a "xala," a curse of impotence. El Hadji goes to comic lengths to find the cause and remove the xala, resulting in a scathing satirical ending. Written by Anonymous
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|Trivia||Xala translates as "The Curse". See more »|
|Movie Connections||Featured in Twenty Years of African Cinema (1983). See more »|
The potion must have been excellent! You haven't changed cloths yet.
Hadji Aboucader Beye: I couldn't get it up... nothing happened!
Minister Kebe: What?
Hadji Aboucader Beye: I couldn't get an erection. My mother-in-law says I have the Xala.
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