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TGV (1998)

The TGV? No, it is not the famous French high-speed train, but instead the rickety and colourful bus operated, driven, repaired and, if need be, pushed by the intrepid "Rambo". This time, ... See full summary »

Director:

Moussa Touré
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8 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Makena Diop Makena Diop ... Rambo (as Oumar Diop Makena)
Al Hamdou Traore Al Hamdou Traore ... Demba
Bernard Giraudeau ... Roger
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu ... Sylvia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Omar Seck Omar Seck ... James
Joséphine Zambo Joséphine Zambo ... Seynabou
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The TGV? No, it is not the famous French high-speed train, but instead the rickety and colourful bus operated, driven, repaired and, if need be, pushed by the intrepid "Rambo". This time, the trip between Dakar, the capital of Senegal, and Conakry, the capital of Guinea, is outright dangerous: the road crosses the territory of the Bijagos, who have launched an unexpected and violent insurrection. Rambo finds several odd passengers (with a handful of sheep) who are ready, for various legitimate or untold reasons, to take every risk to reach Conakry. And the TGV sets off on an eventful journey... Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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senegal | bus | bus tour | See All (3) »

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Plus vite que TGV... on explose!

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

France | Senegal

Language:

French | Wolof

Release Date:

5 May 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

TGV, avagy a szupergyors járat See more »

Filming Locations:

Senegal

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Great Comedy with ba-a-a-a-d political satiric machinegunfire of scenarios
23 March 2011 | by hlrzhlrzSee all my reviews

Bus with mixed society of passengers travels across Africa. From a corrupt minister to a general of a rebel group, everything is represented in the bus. Having passed several obstacles along their way, they fall into the hands of the general's rebel group where the corrupt minister tries - what else - to sell the rest of the passengers to the rebels, hoping to escape. MUST have seen the rest of the story, but even the "known" (described) scenes are worth to see them in the movie :) Great French movie gang humour with even greater African gang humor, forms a good basis for a solid Afriollywood ...

(pity: id available at amazon for the double price of a normal DVD only, and almost never shows up in TV or movie theaters)


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