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Masai: The Rain Warriors (2004)

Massai - Les guerriers de la pluie (original title)
After a lion kills the village leader, the expected rains fail to arrive, so a group of warriors are sent to hunt the lion down and kill it in hopes that the rains will come at last.

Director:

Pascal Plisson

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ngotiek Ole Mako Ngotiek Ole Mako ... Merono
Paul Nteri Ole Sekenan Paul Nteri Ole Sekenan ... Papaï
Parkasio Ole Muntet Parkasio Ole Muntet ... Lomotoon
Musurpei Ole Toroge Musurpei Ole Toroge ... Njaro
Swakei Kipilosh Swakei Kipilosh ... Narkossaï
Kiaki Ole Narikae Kiaki Ole Narikae ... Lengaï
Peniki Ole Soyiantet Peniki Ole Soyiantet ... Ole
John Parkuyere Nkinai John Parkuyere Nkinai ... Shetar
Lemerok Nkuruna Lemerok Nkuruna ... Saïtoti
Daniel Kipa Ole Nginai Daniel Kipa Ole Nginai ... Kibo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elisabeth Mpetti Elisabeth Mpetti ... Old Laila
Sereti Mpetti Sereti Mpetti ... Young Laila (as Mbeti Sereti)
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After a lion kills the village leader, the expected rains fail to arrive, so a group of warriors are sent to hunt the lion down and kill it in hopes that the rains will come at last.

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Genres:

Drama

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Not your typical "deep I; the heart of..." movie.
22 June 2020 | by redsheepdanSee all my reviews

The chief warrior of a Masai village is found dead on the savanna, from a lion attack. A drought ensues and the land, animals, and villagers are dying. The elders decide that the best way to bring the rain back is to send warriors to kill god's lion and bring back the mane. But the only warrior is an old, infirm man. Nine of the "boys", the males in their late teens and early twenties, are "men" and know nothing of the hunt.

The boys leave to hunt and kill the lion. They are attacked by a belligerent tribe, fall victim to hunger and thirst, and two of the group end up wounded. In their wanderings, they are saved by a tribe and eventually find the lion.

It is a bittersweet story showing the changes in people as they mature into their roles in their society. Some people mature into a role no one thinks they are suited for.

Definitely worth a second and third screening.


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Country:

France | Kenya

Release Date:

22 December 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kenya

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$788, 22 October 2006

Gross USA:

$7,650

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,163,922
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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