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Je chanterai pour toi (2001)

It is a love story told by a singer whose music takes us on a social, political and geographic voyage of Mali from 1960 to our days.

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Credited cast:
Haruna Barry ... Himself (director)
Dèmba-Kane Niang ... Herself
Madieye Niang ... Himself (percussion)
Blaise Pascal ... Himself (young man from Niafunké)
Mamadou Sangaré ... Himself (voice)
Malik Sidibé ... Himself (photographer)
Ballaké Sissoko ... Himself
Ali Farka Touré ... Himself
Boubacar Traoré ... Himself
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Storyline

In the sixties, the people of Mali awoke each morning to the sound of Boubacar "KarKar" Traoré's voice on the radio, singing of independence. Everyone in Mali remembers having danced to his hits. But since his music was only played on the radio, he didn't earn enough money to live on and he had to stop playing music to work as a tailor and a salesman to feed his family. A few years later, he is dealt a cruel blow: his beloved wife, Pierrette dies. Disoriented, KarKar leaves for France, working in construction, and singing at weekends in the Parisian immigrant shelters that are now his home. In Mali, everybody thinks that KarKar is dead. Years later, a music producer discovers an old recording of his... Written by heatherc

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25 December 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

I'll Sing for You  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,225, 28 March 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,095, 6 June 2004
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