Guimba, un tyran, une époque (Part of 'Les Etalons de Yenenga - Grands Prix du FESPACO 1972-2005') (1995)

Dictatorship/ Corruption / 1h33m / Feature / Fiction

Synopsis

Sitakili, a Sahara desert town, lives under the dictatorship of one man, Guimba Dunbaya, and his son Janguine. Kani Coulibaly has been engaged to Janguine since birth. Now a beautiful young woman, many are those who would court her. Yet no suitor dares come out in the open, such is Guimba's reign of terror. During a courtesy visit to Kani, Janguine falls for Meya, his fiancée's mother, and wants to marry her. To satisfy his son's whim, Guimba banishes Mambi, Meya's husband. Mabi takes refuge in a village of hunters and organises an uprising against the tyrant…

Directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko

Info

Languages
Bambara, French, Peul
English Subtitles
Location
Burkina Faso, Mali
Produced
Germany, Mali
Regions
West Africa
Guimba, un tyran, une époque (Part of 'Les Etalons de Yenenga - Grands Prix du FESPACO 1972-2005')

Distribution

Films de la Plaine; fdlp@noos.fr