Dramaan is the most popular man in Colobane, but when a woman from his past, now exorbitantly wealthy, returns to the town, things begin to change.

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Djibril Diop Mambéty (screenplay), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (play)
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Mansour Diouf Mansour Diouf ... Draman Drameh
Ami Diakhate Ami Diakhate ... Linguère Ramatou
Faly Gueye Faly Gueye ... Mme Drameh
Mamadou Mahourédia Gueye Mamadou Mahourédia Gueye ... Le maire / The mayor (as Mahouredia Gueye)
Omar Ba Omar Ba ... Le chef fu protocole / Chief of protocol (as Baye Peulh)
Issa Samb Issa Samb ... Le professeur / The professor (as Issa Ramagelissa Samb)
Calgou Fall Calgou Fall ... Le prêtre / The priest
Kaoru Egushi Kaoru Egushi ... Toko
Djibril Diop Mambéty Djibril Diop Mambéty ... Le juge / The judge
Mbaba Diop Mbaba Diop ... Le seigneur de la plume / Lord of the feather
Abdoulaye Diop Abdoulaye Diop ... Le médecin / The doctor
Rama Thiaw Rama Thiaw ... La femme du maire / Mayor's wife
Oumi Samb Oumi Samb ... La danseuse / Dancer (as Oumy Samb)
Tcheley Hanny Tcheley Hanny ... Amazone / Horse woman (as Hanny Tchelley)
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A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's elders are reduced to selling town possessions to pay debts. Linguère, a former resident and local beauty, now very rich, returns to this, the village of her birth. The elders hope that she will be a benefactor to the village. To encourage her generosity, they appoint a local grocer, Dramaan, as mayor--who once courted her and will now try to persuade her to help. In fact, Linguère has returned with the intention of sharing her millions with the village but only in return for an unexpected action. This plot twist brings human folly and cynicism into sharp focus. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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A Taste of Africa
3 February 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's elders are reduced to selling town possessions to pay debts. Linguère, a former resident and local beauty, now very rich, returns to this, the village of her birth. The elders hope that she will be a benefactor to the village. To encourage her generosity, they appoint a local grocer, Dramaan, as mayor -- who once courted her and will now try to persuade her to help.

This is an adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's Swiss-German satirical play "The Visit", which I am not familiar with, so I will have to judge the film on its own merits. Knowing nothing of Senegal, I love how they really used the village and surroundings and made it a crucial part of the film. The story is strong and funny in its own way, but I think the locale is a bigger selling point. I've never been anywhere in Africa, and certainly not Senegal... this made a strong visual impression on me.


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Wolof | French | Japanese

Release Date:

26 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Senegal See more »

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$24,672

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