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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
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A girl sells copies of Soleil, the government paper.

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A delightful portrait of the streetlife in Dakar

Being a poor and handicapped girl in a large West-African city guarantees a life full of hardship. But Sili is determined to take her fate into her own hands. She stops begging and starts to sell the newspaper 'le Soleil'. Although healthy boys dominate this business, she is immediately successful.

The atmosphere of the movie is slightly naïve; Sili successful stands up to policemen and even frees a woman who was imprisoned innocently. Although a bit fairytale-like, the girl Sili is indeed a worthy tribute to the street children of Dakar.

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Release Date:

6 October 1999 (France) See more »

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Maag Daan, Waka Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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