Hyènes (1992)

Hyenas

Classic / 1h50m / Feature / Fiction

Synopsis

An African adaptation of Friedrich Durrenmatt's famous Swiss play, 'The Visit'. A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's elders are reduced to selling town possessions to pay debts. Linguère, a former resident and local beauty, now very rich, returns to this, the village of her birth. The elders hope that she will be a benefactor to the village. To encourage her generosity, they appoint a local grocer, Dramaan, as mayor - he once courted her and will now try to persuade her to help. In fact, Linguère has returned with the intention of sharing her millions with the village... but only in return for an unexpected action. A beautiful parable of greed, power and insanity from one of the great masters of African cinema.

Directed by Djibril Diop Mambety

Info

Languages
Wolof
English Subtitles
Location
Senegal
Produced
Senegal
Regions
West Africa
Hyènes

Distribution

Teemour Diop Mambety tdm@maagdaan.com