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Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)

Kirikou et la sorcière (original title)
In a troubled African village, an unusual baby is born.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doudou Gueye Thiaw Doudou Gueye Thiaw ... Kirikou enfant (voice)
Maimouna N'Diaye Maimouna N'Diaye ... La Mère (voice)
Awa Sene Sarr Awa Sene Sarr ... Karaba (voice) (as Awa Sène Sarr)
Robert Liensol Robert Liensol ... Le Sage dans la montagne (voice) (as Robert Lionsol)
William Nadylam ... Kirikou jeune homme (voice) (as William Nadylam-Yotnda)
Sebastien Hebrant Sebastien Hebrant ... Kirikou jeune homme (voice) (as Sébastien Hébrant)
Thilombo Lubambu Thilombo Lubambu ... L'Oncle (voice) (as Tshilombo Lubambu)
Marie Augustine Diatta Marie Augustine Diatta ... La Femme forte (voice)
Moustapha Diop Moustapha Diop ... Fétiche sur le toît (voice) (as Mouhamadou Moustapha Diop)
Isseu Niang Isseu Niang ... La Femme maigre (voice)
Selly Raby Kane Selly Raby Kane ... La Grande Fille (voice)
Erick Patrick Correa Erick Patrick Correa ... Le Grand Garçon (voice)
Adjoua Barry Adjoua Barry ... La Fille moyenne (voice)
Charles Edouard Gomis Correa Charles Edouard Gomis Correa ... Le Garçon moyen (voice)
Marie-Louise Shedeye Diiddi Marie-Louise Shedeye Diiddi ... La Petite Fille (voice)
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In a little village somewhere in Africa, a boy named Kirikou is born. But he's not a normal boy, because he knows what he wants very well. Also he already can speak and walk. His mother tells him how an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all males of the village except of one. Hence little Kirikou decides, he will accompany the last warrior to the sorceress. Due to his intrepidity he may be the last hope of the village. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

France | Belgium | Luxembourg

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

€3,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

[Michel Ocelot] had first envisioned Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) as a silhouette animation (the medium he had been working in since 1988's Ciné si (1989)) and wrote the initial version of the screenplay with this manner of presentation in mind. Karaba's "breast jewelry" emerged during this phase as a device to prevent her having the appearance of having only one breast when her torso was turned to a three-quarter view but was retained despite the changeover to full color. See more »

Quotes

Kirikou: [Kirikou is already born] Mother, wash me!
The Mother: A child who can bring himself into the world can wash himself.
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Connections

Followed by Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages (2005) See more »

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Kirikou
Written by Youssou N'Dour
Performed by Boubacar Mendy (as Bouba Mendy)
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a wonderful family movie
2 January 2003 | by Bshabbat2See all my reviews

This was a wonderful movie that should be watched by adults AND children together. The story is perfect metaphor (in the tradition of many fairy tales) for the situation of many African nations and yet is enjoyable as a story in and of itself. The "parental alert" is absurd, though. I would hate for parents to prevent their children from viewing this movie because many of the characters appear partially or wholly nude, as people are traditionally "dressed" in warm/hot regions of the world.


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