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Yeelen (original title)
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A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.

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Issiaka Kane ...
Niankoro, le fils
Aoua Sangare ...
Attou, la jeune femme Peul
Niamanto Sanogo ...
Soma le pere / Djigui the twin
Balla Moussa Keita ...
Rouma Boll, le roi Peul
Soumba Traore ...
Mah, la mere
Ismaila Sarr ...
Bofing, l'oncle
Youssouf Tenin Cissé ...
Le petit garcon d'Attou
Koke Sangare ...
Le chef de Komo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Youssouf Coulibaly
Manzon Coumare
Souleymane Coumare
Sidi Diallo
Nadje Doumbla
Zan Doumbla
Bremira Dumbla
Tienon Fone
Sibiri Kone
Sekou Konote
Seyba M'Baye
Toumani Soumaoro
Djemori Traoré
Dounanke Traoré

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Souleymane Cissé ... (as Solomani Sisé)

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Souleymane Cissé ... (screenplay) (as Solomani Sisé)

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Souleymane Cissé ... producer (as Solomani Sisé)

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Salif Keita
Michel Portal

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Jean-Noël Ferragut
Jean-Michel Humeau

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Dounamba Coulibaly
Andrée Davanture
Jenny Frenck
Nathalie Goepfert
Seipati Keita
Marie-Catherine Miqueau
Seipati N'Xumalo

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Kossa Mody Keita

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Kossa Mody Keita

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Seydou Diallo ... assistant director

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Michel Meller ... sound
Daniel Ollivier ... sound

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Frédéric Duru ... special effects
Nikos Meletopoulos ... special effects

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Philippe Tourret ... restoration coordinator

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Pascal Sautelet ... first assistant camera
Bernard Tiphine ... first assistant camera

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Sékou Ouedraogo ... script supervisor
Fanta Traore ... script supervisor

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Also Known As
  • La lumière (France)
  • Das Licht (West Germany)
  • Hikari (Japan)
  • Brightness (Canada, English title)
  • Brightness (United States)
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  • 105 min
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Trivia Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Fight the Power: Protest in Film (2011). See more »
Quotes Niankoro, le fils: [subtitled version] I have offended you. To redeem Bambara honor, I merit death. I have broken my nation's laws. I am not asking for mercy, but... death by your hand.
Rouma Boll, le roi Peul: [subtitled version] What's wrong? Speak!
Niankoro, le fils: [subtitled version] By the gods, by the sacred wood, by my ancestors, I swore to help you... to cure your wife. But... my penis betrayed me.
Rouma Boll, le roi Peul: [subtitled version] What do you mean?
[very long pause]
Rouma Boll, le roi Peul: Tell the truth!
Niankoro, le fils: [subtitled version] I slept with your wife.
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