6.6/10
170
6 user 5 critic

Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995)

Documents the rise and fall of a cruel and despotic village chief Guimba, and his son Jangine in a fictional village in the Sahel of Mali.
Reviews
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set in a village on the edge of Belgium, Bob, Flemish, and Marcel, Walloon share their solitude, sense of humor and craving for alcohol.

Directors: Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden
Stars: Bob, Marcel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young man is facing death of his mother. A petty corruption at his job leads to him being framed and robbed of his only desire to climb mountains in Himalayas, as his father did and where he died.

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Stars: Tadeusz Bradecki, Zofia Mrozowska, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »

Director: Luiz Fernando Carvalho
Stars: Selton Mello, Simone Spoladore, Raul Cortez
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf
Stars: Jaecki Schwarz, Vasiliy Livanov, Aleksey Eybozhenko
Jean Gentil (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Haitian man who recently lost his job as a French teacher, begins a desperate search for work in Santo Domingo.

Directors: Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán
Stars: Jean Remy Genty, Yanmarco King Encarnación, Paul Henri Presumé
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

This film is about psychology of people, about lonesome persons, about terrible mentality and about fantastic dreams...

Director: Tengiz Abuladze
Stars: Lika Kavzharadze, Soso Jachvliani, Zaza Kolelishvili
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Democracy in China exists, that is, in a primary school in Wuhan where a grade 3 class can vote who they want as class monitor.

Director: Weijun Chen
Stars: Cheng Cheng, Luo Lei, Xu Xiaofei
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A woman is overwhelmed with having to deal with her emotionally unstable daughter, mentally-challenged brother and two suitors while simultaneously trying to run her small firewood business.

Director: Francis Mankiewicz
Stars: Charlotte Laurier, Marie Tifo, Germain Houde
36 (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young location scout meets the art director of her project in a day they will keep in their memories for a while, each for their own reasons.

Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
Stars: Vajrasthira Koramit, Wanlop Rungkumjad, Nottapon Boonprakob
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Hong Kong supercop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of Police Story (1985) are out for revenge.

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Kwok-Hung Lam
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs... See full summary »

Director: Laís Bodanzky
Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Othon Bastos, Cássia Kis
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Fatoumata Coulibaly Fatoumata Coulibaly ... Sadio
Habib Dembélé Habib Dembélé ... Sambou the Bard (as Habibou Dembele)
Lamine Diallo Lamine Diallo ... Janguine
Maimouna Hélène Diarra Maimouna Hélène Diarra ... Meya
Balla Moussa Keita Balla Moussa Keita ... Mambi
Cheick Oumar Maiga Cheick Oumar Maiga ... Siriman
Mouneissa Maiga Mouneissa Maiga ... Kani
Fabola Issa Traoré Fabola Issa Traoré ... Guimba
Edit

Storyline

Documents the rise and fall of a cruel and despotic village chief Guimba, and his son Jangine in a fictional village in the Sahel of Mali.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Mali | Burkina Faso | Germany

Language:

French | Peul | Bambara

Release Date:

24 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guimba the Tyrant See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting film
17 September 1998 | by Buzz-17See all my reviews

At Brown University this evening I saw this film with a friend. We both liked aspects of it, but I enjoyed it more. The visuals were great, the village depicted was pretty, as were the brightly colored cloths. I like the way the film starts as a folk story by a narrator. The production values are not "western", and there are times when too little light is used. It is good though to see a raw film now and then. I like the way the camera was stationary at times and others very rough movements. The story is a combination of fantasy and folklore (a tinge of Greek Tragedy too), with a good base of reality. I think the viewer was not meant to understand everything that occurs. If you like to try new things, this film is for you.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed