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Sia le rêve du python

A Feature film by Dani Kouyaté

Produced by Les Productions de La Lanterne

Release in France : 12/06/2002

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Les Productions de La Lanterne

French distribution :

Pierre Grise Distribution

Foreign production company :

Sahelis Productions

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The city of Koumbi is poverty-stricken. To return the city to its former prosperous state, the Emperor orders the priests to practice the ritual human sacrifice of the Python God. Sia, the young virgin chosen for the sacrifice, rejects her fate and runs away. Riots begin to rumble among the population wound up by the subversive words Kerfa, a crazy old fool. Sia’s fiancé, Mamadiof, returns from the front lines to save his beauty. He rises up against the Emperor and manages to overthrow him. He then saves Sia, but the priests have raped her; the sacrifice was nothing other than a farce. Mamadi, now Emperor, refuses to denounce the trickery. Power has changed hands, but the lies and mendacity behind it remain.

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Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Claude Gilaizeau

Director of Photography :

Robert Millié

Press Attaché (film) :

Florence Bory

Continuity supervisor :

Véronique Paris

Music Composers :

Daniel Rousseau, Fantani Touré

Author of original work :

Moussa Diagana

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Lorrain

Editor :

Zoë Durouchoux

Production Designer :

Papa Kouyaté

Costume designers :

Judith Hentz, Massiri-So

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Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

Burkina Faso, France

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Nationality :

Minority French (Burkina Faso, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 36 min

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Dolby DTS