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Quand les étoiles rencontrent la mer (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 December 1996 (France)
This film is one of the most magical to come out of Africa, hardly surprising since Madagascar is unlike anywhere else on earth. Raymond Rajaonarivelo follows his epic first film on the ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Jean Rabenjamina
Joseph Rainizatilehy
Aimée Razatindrataranoa
Louis Vahandanitra
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This film is one of the most magical to come out of Africa, hardly surprising since Madagascar is unlike anywhere else on earth. Raymond Rajaonarivelo follows his epic first film on the Malagasy liberation struggle, TABA TABA, with a very different, poetic film exploring the relationship between traditional and modern concepts of human freedom. As the title suggests, Rajaonarivelo frames his film around three visual symbols or leit motifs, sky, sea and, by implication, the land marooned between them or life between birth and death. Set among the island's high mesas, all the major characters dream of escaping this parched interior to return to the oceanic mother, Rano Masina or "sacred water" in Malagasy. Rajaonarivelo characterizes life in the arid highlands, whether in the superstitious village or the corrupt city, as unremittingly predatory. The hero of this film is such a child; his mother died in childbirth but he is rescued from his fate by a young, childless woman and named ...

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A Magic Road Movie
8 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

This film exists in the same category as Fernando Solanasas' 'The Voyage', it brings to life Madagascar, the characters it introduces and the voyage we must all take to find ourselves


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