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Moi, un noir

Moi, un noir

A Feature film by Jean Rouch

Produced by Films de la Pléiade, CNRS Images

Release in France : 11/03/1959

    Synopsis

    A week in the life of Oumarou Ganda and his friends from the Niger who are working as casual labourers in the harbour at Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. In the film, Ganda adopts the pseudonym of the film star Edward G. Robinson.

    Actors (2)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producers :

    Films de la Pléiade, CNRS Images

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films du Jeudi

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    The film was received to much acclaim and is heralded as influential in launching the French New Wave movement. It was awarded the 1958 Louis Delluc Prize. Oumarou Ganda, who portrayed Edward G. Robinson in this film, went on to become one of Africa's seminal filmmakers. This film pioneered the use of evocative jump cuts and non-professional actors, two traits that Jean-Luc Godard would use to craft his film Breathless and shape the French New Wave. Goddard ranked Moi, un Noir as his fourth favorite film of all time and argued that the film had reached "unprecedented levels of truth captured on film" in a March 1959 edition of the magazine Arts.

    Source : Wikipedia

    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Pierre Braunberger

    Sound Recordist :

    André Lubin

    Editors :

    Catherine Dourgnon, Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Rouch

    Production Manager :

    Roger Fleytoux

    Music Composer :

    Yapi Joseph Degré

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1958

    French release :

    11/03/1959

    Runtime :

    1 h 12 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    21383

    Visa issue date :

    08/04/1959

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    16mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Festival du Film Francophone d'Athènes  - 2015

    Festival du Film Francophone d'Athènes (Greece, 2015)

    Selection

    Carte blanche et présentation au public