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Timbuktu - © Les Films du Worso - Dune Vision


A Feature film by Abderrahmane Sissako

Produced by Les Films du Worso

Release in France : 10/12/2014

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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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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.

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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

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Feature film

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France, Mauritania

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100% French (France, Mauritania)

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Runtime :

1 h 37 min

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Dolby 5.1

Posters (7)


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Festival Selections (26)

Festival du Film français en Israël  - 2015

Festival du Film français en Israël (Israel, 2015)


Official Selection

Academy Awards - 2015

Academy Awards (United States, 2015)


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)


Official Selection

AFI FEST - 2014

AFI FEST (United States, 2014)


World Cinema

Warsaw Film Festival - 2014

Warsaw Film Festival (Poland, 2014)


Special Screenings

BIFF - 2014

BIFF (South Korea, 2014)


Films selected

New York Film Festival - 2014

New York Film Festival (United States, 2014)


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Awards (2)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2015

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

Awards (7)

Cesar 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 music written for a film : Amine Bouhafa

César 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)