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Le Sifflet

A Short film by As Thiam

Produced by Laterit Productions

Production year : 2005

    Synopsis

    Samba and Comuba are a blind couple and for thirty-five years they’ve been negotiating Dakar’s traffic together. A public transport strike forces them to go to the city by foot. They cross fields that are the city’s only green lung. Samba walks ahead with his cane that gives him the power to command. They sing, they talk and argue the way that many old couples do. They imagine the world surrounding them. And then, all of a sudden, magic intervenes in the form of a whistle.

    Actors (2)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Laterit Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Laterit Productions

    Foreign production company :

    Gtvs

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Marie-Clémence Blanc-Paes

    Foreign Producer :

    Khalil Gueye

    Sound Recordist :

    Alioune Mbow

    Music Composer :

    Wasis Diop

    Screenwriter :

    As Thiam

    Directors of Photography :

    César Paes, Michel Berck

    Editor :

    Agnès Contensou

    Costume designer :

    Maria Dapina

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Relationships, Fate

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Senegal

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Senegal)

    Production year :

    2005

    Runtime :

    22 min

    Visa number :

    110.174

    Visa issue date :

    11/01/2005

    Production formats :

    Super 16

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby DTS

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Vues d'Afrique Montréal Film Festival - 2005

    Vues d'Afrique Montréal Film Festival (Canada, 2005)

    Selection

    International Competition