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Faat Kiné (2001)

A forty-year-old woman refuses to give into the stigma of unwed motherhood and climbs the ladder of success in a male dominated field.


Ousmane Sembene


Ousmane Sembene (screenplay), Ousmane Sembene (dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Venus Seye Venus Seye ... Faat Kiné
Mame Ndoumbé Mame Ndoumbé ... Maamy / Faat Kiné's Mother
Awa Sene Sarr Awa Sene Sarr ... Mada
Tabata Ndiaye Tabata Ndiaye ... Amy Kasse (as Tabara Ndiaye)
Ndiagne Dia Ndiagne Dia ... Djip / Faat Ki né's Son
Mariama Balde Mariama Balde ... Aby / Faat Kiné's Voice Dubber
Ibrahima Sane Ibrahima Sane ... Jean
Ismaila Cissé Ismaila Cissé ... Gaye
Pape Faye Pape Faye ... Bob
Marie Augustine Diatta Marie Augustine Diatta ... Adele (as Marie Au. Diata)
Eloi Coly Eloi Coly ... Sagna
Maodo Diagne Maodo Diagne ... Idi
Samba Wane Samba Wane ... Faat Kiné's Father
Malick N'Diaye Malick N'Diaye ... Gorgui Ndoye
Lamine Ndiaye Lamine Ndiaye ... Massamba Wade


A forty-year-old woman refuses to give into the stigma of unwed motherhood and climbs the ladder of success in a male dominated field.

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Comedy | Drama


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Excellent Movie
22 February 2006 | by jrbell-4See all my reviews

I had to watch this movie in my African Studies class and I fell in love with Faat Kine! When African culture is taught to most Americans, we only hear about huts and primitive villages. That is all well and good but I always wanted to know how life really is in Africa. But in this movie, I saw the real, modern Africa. The life of an assertive businesswomen is never the topic of any African discussions or history. This movie broke the stereotypical mold of a black women and it showed the world that African women are not pushovers. Faat Kine, you go girl! This movie was so profound and it has left me wanting more. I am now searching for more movies of Faat Kine's caliber. I highly recommend this movie to anyone, it is a definite must see.

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French | Wolof

Release Date:

15 January 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Φατ Κινέ See more »

Filming Locations:

Dakar, Senegal


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,855, 1 April 2001

Gross USA:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmi Domirev See more »
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Technical Specs


(Pan American Film & Arts Festival)


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