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Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)

Kirikou et la sorcière (original title)
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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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Can Kirikou save his village from a terrible curse? See more »


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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:

EUR3,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$281,179
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Michel Ocelot's directorial film debut. See more »

Quotes

All of the villagers: [singing joyously] Kirikou, he's so brave! Thanks to him we are safe! Kirikou, small in size! But he is very wise!
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Followed by Kirikou and the Men and Women (2012) See more »

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Kirikou
Written by Youssou N'Dour
Performed by Boubacar Mendy (as Bouba Mendy)
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Available in English
31 January 2005 | by steve-angSee all my reviews

To the contrary of what has been said, I had no trouble finding an English language Kirikou DVD at my local library. For that matter, I found the dubbing to be very well done. Kirikou is an excellent story on it's own, never mind being a traditional west-African folk tale. The tiny Kirikou is born into an African village which a sorceress called Karaba has terrible power over. The spring has dried up, and the men reported eaten. No sooner is Kirikou born, but he begins a mission to save his relatives and discover the truth in the world about him. This is a great movie for younger audiences to learn from, and a beautiful film entirely.


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