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Timbuktu - © Les Films du Worso - Dune Vision

Timbuktu

A Feature film by Abderrahmane Sissako

Produced by Les Films du Worso

Release in France : 10/12/2014

    Synopsis

    Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the inhabitants suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. Women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family seem to be spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered "GPS," his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.

    Videos (2)

    11/12/2014

    Timbuktu

    Trailer English Subs

    26/06/2014

    Timbuktu

    Excerpt English subs

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films du Worso

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Le Pacte

    Co-productions :

    Arte France Cinéma, Orange Studio, Dune Vision, Arches Films

    French distribution :

    Le Pacte

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    International releases (33)

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    Photos (7)

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Sylvie Pialat

    Screenwriters :

    Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall

    Director of Photography :

    Sofian El Fani

    Production managers :

    Philippe Gautier, Laziz Belkaï

    Editor :

    Nadia Ben Rachid

    Production Designer :

    Sébastien Birchler

    Costume designer :

    Ami Sow

    Assistant Director :

    Demba Dieye

    Co-producer :

    Rémi Burah

    Sound recordists :

    Philippe Welsh, Roman Dymny, Thierry Delor

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens

    Continuity supervisor :

    Olivia Bruynoghe

    Music Composer :

    Amine Bouhafa

    Location Manager :

    Sékou Traoré

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Mauritania

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France, Mauritania)

    Production year :

    2014

    French release :

    10/12/2014

    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    138.089

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    2.35

    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Posters (7)

    Director

    News (30)

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    Festival Selections (26)

    Festival du Film français en Israël  - 2015

    Festival du Film français en Israël (Israel, 2015)

    Selection

    Official Selection

    Academy Awards - 2015

    Academy Awards (United States, 2015)

    Selection

    Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2015

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2015)

    Selection (7)

    Best Production Design : Sébastien Birchler

    Best Original Music : Amine Bouhafa

    Best Original Screenplay : Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall

    Best Cinematography : Sofian El Fani

    Best Film

    Best Editing : Nadia Ben Rachid

    Best Sound : Thierry Delor, Roman Dymny, Philippe Welsh

    Dublin French Film Festival - 2014

    Dublin French Film Festival (Ireland, 2014)

    Selection

    Official Selection

    AFI FEST - 2014

    AFI FEST (United States, 2014)

    Selection

    World Cinema

    Warsaw Film Festival - 2014

    Warsaw Film Festival (Poland, 2014)

    Selection

    Special Screenings

    BIFF - 2014

    BIFF (South Korea, 2014)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Awards (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2015

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2015)

    Awards (7)

    César Award for Best Director : Abderrahmane Sissako

    César Award for Best Sound : Thierry Delor, Roman Dymny, Philippe Welsh

    César Award for Best Cinematography : Sofian El Fani

    César Award for Best Original Score : Amine Bouhafa

    César Award for Best Original Screenplay : Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall

    César Award for Best Editing : Nadia Ben Rachid

    César Award for Best Film

    Namur International French-Language Film Festival - 2014

    Namur International French-Language Film Festival (Belgium, 2014)

    Awards (2)

    Golden Bayard for Best Film

    Golden Bayard for Best Screenplay

    Delegations (4)

    Presskit (2)

    Website