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Rêves de poussière (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 January 2008 (France)
A Nigerien peasant comes looking for work in Essakane, a dusty gold mine in Northeast Burkina Faso, where he hopes to forget the past that haunts him.

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Laurent Salgues

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Laurent Salgues
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Cast

Credited cast:
Makena Diop Makena Diop ... Mocktar
Adama Ouédraogo Adama Ouédraogo ... Amadé Sana
Rasmané Ouédraogo Rasmané Ouédraogo ... Thiam (as Rasmane Ouedraogo)
Souleymane Souré Souleymane Souré ... Paté
Fatou Tall-Salgues Fatou Tall-Salgues ... Coumba
Joseph B. Tapsoba Joseph B. Tapsoba ... Tidiane
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A Nigerien peasant comes looking for work in Essakane, a dusty gold mine in Northeast Burkina Faso, where he hopes to forget the past that haunts him.

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France | Canada | Burkina Faso

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 January 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Buried Dreams See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Detached Beauty
17 September 2012 | by brujavuSee all my reviews

This has to be the yellowest film ever made... landscapes of yellow dust, huts made of yellow straw, men wearing yellow clothes (or more likely, clothes covered with yellow dust)... even the sky is yellow. The only splashes of other colors come in the clothing of the occasional woman. All this makes for a visually interesting effect, much like those old black and white photographs with colors painted on by hand to highlight certain areas. I found this film very interesting, not having been exposed previously to anything about gold mining in Africa, and was not expecting the kind of conditions that it depicts. The portrayal of the characters was done with a lot of dignity, and many themes were touched upon, but neither the themes nor the characters were explored with any depth, which has the effect of making the viewer feel detached from what is happening on screen, although in spite of that, I was able to forget that I was watching a film and enjoy the experience. Perhaps this was intentional. I was quite disappointed that the film didn't seem to have a real conclusion, although, there wasn't really anything to conclude. But real life is not necessarily a series of beginnings and conclusions to stories, and I think this has to be taken as a slice of life. It is definitely worth watching, just to experience a different quality of life.


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