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A Feature film by Djibril Diop Mambety

Produced by Thelma Film AG, ADR Productions

Release in France : 10/02/1993

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Executive Producers :

Thelma Film AG, ADR Productions

Foreign production companies :

George Reinhart Productions, Television drs, Maag Daan

French distribution :

MKL Distribution

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Film exports/foreign sales :

Metropolis film, mk2

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Linguère fled her native land and acquired a legendary fortune; now she is returning by train, accompanied by a man dressed in black, named Gaana. On the platform, the crowd that presses forward includes Dramaan, Linguère's former lover. They speak of the past. During a banquet offered in her honor, Linguère announces that she will make a fabulous donation, subject to certain conditions. Before setting out the conditions, she asks Gaana to speak. Gaana recounts how Dramaan, who once had a child by Linguère, paid two false witnesses to testify that they had slept with her so that Dramaan could deny paternity. At which point Linguère announces that the donation is conditional on Dramaan's death - sparking stupor and indignation.
A long ordeal is ahead for Dramaan.

Full credits (8)

Executive Producer :

Alain Rozanes

Screenwriter :

Djibril Diop Mambety

Sound recordist :

Maguette Salla

Editor :

Loredana Cristelli

Author of original work :

Friedrich Durrenmatt

Director of Photography :

Matthias Kaelin

Press Attachés (film) :

Isabelle Buron, Eva Simonet

Music Composer :

Wasis Diop

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

African dialect

Coproducer countries :

Senegal, Switzerland

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Minority French (Senegal, Switzerland)

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Runtime :

1 h 50 min

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