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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.

Director:

Ousmane Sembene

Writer:

Ousmane Sembene
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Cast

Cast overview:
Venus Seye Venus Seye ... Faat Kiné
Mame Ndoumbé Mame Ndoumbé ... Mammy, Her Mother
Ndiagne Dia Ndiagne Dia ... Djip, Her Son
Mariama Balde Mariama Balde ... Aby, Her Daughter
Awa Sene Sarr Awa Sene Sarr ... Mada
Tabata Ndiaye Tabata Ndiaye ... Amy Kasse
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Senegal

Language:

French | Wolof

Release Date:

15 January 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Faat Kine See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,855, 1 April 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,178, 8 April 2001
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmi Domireew See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Pan American Film & Arts Festival)

Color:

Color
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A must-see if you love African cinema
29 December 2001 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Faat Kiné is a fascinating mixture of drama, humor, and sociology. This is one of the first African films I have seen where all the characters are African--no colonial arrogance or benevolence intrudes into the story. (Granted, the fact that everyone in this African nation communicates in French automatically brings the colonial power into the story, but none of the characters is French.) Sembene is a master, and he manages to develop a masterpiece with what is obviously a low budget and a mostly amateur cast. There is a confrontational scene near the end of the film that is somewhat formulaic. Other than that, I have nothing but praise for this picture and its director.


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