The year is 1943 and the place is Balandou, a small village in Guinea. The plot revolves around Adjutant Mariani, some kind of a misfit. Despised by his superiors, hated by his wife Marie-France, he represents colonial France while dreaming of Africa and its mysteries. When pro-independence Lanseye Kante, the new manager of the school, arrives in the village, turmoil arises.
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Award: Prix du meilleur premier film francophone (ex-aequo avec "Nord" de Xavier Beauvois) au Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgique 1991). See more