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The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999)

La petite vendeuse de soleil (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 6 October 1999 (France)
A girl sells copies of Soleil, the government paper.
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Credited cast:
Moussa Baldé Moussa Baldé
Lissa Balera Lissa Balera ... Sili
Aminata Fall Aminata Fall
Dieynaba Laam Dieynaba Laam
Tayerou M'Baye Tayerou M'Baye
Martin N'Gom Martin N'Gom
Oumou Samb Oumou Samb


A girl sells copies of Soleil, the government paper.

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Drama | Family


Not Rated | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

California Newsreel


French | Wolof

Release Date:

6 October 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Maag Daan, Waka Films See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Follows Le franc (1994) See more »

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uplifting tale of courage
27 July 2006 | by cheese_cakeSee all my reviews

the movie is about the life of Sili, a young handicapped girl in Dakar, Senegal. it shows her struggles to earn a living in a world which is cruel yet can be wonderful too, if you have the courage and the go getter attitude to battle it out. i found her story to be very inspiring. also, you get to see dakar, senegal as it is now. a third world nation which is developing and yet at the same time the poverty which is present everywhere. highly recommended !!!

because IMDb requires even more commentary, here are some of my personal observations. even though the people are poor they are stoic about it. that is an uniquely African attitude. the frustration of individual's is contained within the body/soul until it comes out in a single anguished scream. or so it seems to me. also, the depiction of poverty in this movie is spot on. if you have never been to a third world country, well this will shock you, but it's totally realistic. actually, real life is much worse, the part where she flashes her money, in real life somebody would have taken it for sure. so the movie is kinda naive, but overall i liked the feel good message of the movie.

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