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Samba Traoré (1992)

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 »

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Idrissa Ouedraogo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bakary Sangaré Bakary Sangaré ... Samba Traoré
Mariam Kaba Mariam Kaba ... Saratou
Abdoulaye Komboudri Abdoulaye Komboudri ... Salif
Irène Tassembedo Irène Tassembedo ... Binta
Moumouni Campaoré Moumouni Campaoré ... Af
Sibidou Ouédraogo Sibidou Ouédraogo
Krin Casimir Traoré Krin Casimir Traoré ... Seydou
Firmine Coulebaly Firmine Coulebaly
Hippolyte Wangrawa Hippolyte Wangrawa ... Israël
Mady Dermé Mady Dermé
Joseph Traoré Joseph Traoré
Noufou Ouédraogo Noufou Ouédraogo
Yousouf Traoré Yousouf Traoré
Daouda Sanogo Daouda Sanogo
Fà Traoré Fà Traoré
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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 village has ever seen. But his conscience keeps nagging him and the police are on the lookout for the "gas station murderer." Written by Amitabha Bagchi <bagchi@jhu.edu>

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Language:

More | French

Release Date:

6 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Samba Traorén lyhyt onni See more »

Filming Locations:

Burkina Faso

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Lovely but not as compelling as Yaaba
18 March 2017 | by tsimshotsuiSee all my reviews

I am a fan of Director Idrissa Ouedraogo so I was excited to check another film in his filmography. This film is about a man who tries to build a prosperous life back in his village after, according to him, working at a banana plantation in town. As the film progresses, we see that lie show cracks, but at the same time we root for him, his best friend and his wife, and Saratou to be able to live peaceful lives. The relationships are beautiful to watch, they're warm and sometimes funny and the best parts of the movie. As with Yaaba, the film doesn't end happily, but with this movie, I wanted more from it.


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