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Life on Earth ()

La vie sur terre (original title)
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In the last days of 1999, after a few shots of a French supermarket, abundant in food and color, we hear Dramane compose a letter home to his father in Mali whom he then visits in the... See more »

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Dramane
Nana Baby ...
La jeune fille
Mohamed Sissako ...
Le Pére
Bourama Coulibaly ...
Le Photographe
Keita Bina Gaousso ...
Le receveur Poste
Mahamadou Dramé ...
L'Opérateur Poste
Moussa Fofana ...
L'invité radio
Keita Kagny ...
L'ami du photographe
Madlaye Traoré ...
Le Coiffeur
Solo Diarra ...
Le Client
Fodia Coulibaly ...
Le Tailleur
Madou Mariko ...
Le Journaliste radio
Lassina Kané ...
L'ingénieur son radio
Mahamane Maiiga ...
Le deuoéme Jouranliste de la Bibliothéque Pariée
Cheykh Bouya Ould Yarba ...
Les Clients Poste
Baba Sidibé ...
Les Clients Poste
Lamine Sow ...
Les Clients Poste
Dramane Sissako ...
Le tailleur clictart sa lettre
Mamadou Kanouté ...
Le Motard
Tamani Dramé ...
Le Petite fille qui danse
Ali Haiidara ...
Le petit Postier
Aminata Dramé ...
Les Clients du Photographe
Bassaro Sissako ...
Les Clients du Photographe
James Campbell ...
La voix de Aimé Césaire
Valérie Rohard ...
Les journalistes de RFI (Journal) (voice)
Lyako Suketomo ...
Les journalistes de RFI (Tokyo) (voice)
Alberic de Gouville ...
Les journalistes de RFI (Reportage) (voice)
Fabrice Leclerc ...
Les journalistes de RFI (Météo) (voice)

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Abderrahmane Sissako

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Abderrahmane Sissako ... (writer)

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Jacques Besse

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Nadia Ben Rachid

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Pascal Armant ... sound engineer
Agathe Devaux-Charbonnel ... sound editor

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Olivier Georges ... grip

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Paul Onteniente ... production accountant
Elise Voitey ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

In the last days of 1999, after a few shots of a French supermarket, abundant in food and color, we hear Dramane compose a letter home to his father in Mali whom he then visits in the village of Sokolo. He meets the lovely Nana, and there are possibilities. People place long-distance calls from the post office. "Reaching people," says the postmaster, "is a matter of luck." Contrasts between Paris and Sokolo - between Mali and France and between Africa and Europe - are underscored by voice-over poems and comments by Aimé Césaire. A man dictates a letter to a brother in France: what is the nature of their hardships? People look for their place on this earth. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Life on Earth (United States)
  • Das Leben auf Erden (Germany)
  • Жизнь на Земле (Russia)
  • Élet a földön (Hungary)
  • La vida sobre tierra (Argentina)
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