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A Feature film by Cheick Oumar Sissoko

Produced by British, Emet Films

Production year : 2000


    Battu tells the tale of a politician a mite too ambitious, who should have thought twice before casting out the beggars from the City… For, in a country where giving alms is a divine obligation, everyone knows that Allah is vital to the smooth running of things… and that includes the government! When the beggars set in motion a ‘beggars’ strike’, the politician lays himself open to political and social upheaval, and all but sinks into the chaos of his family life…

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producers :

    British, Emet Films

    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producers :

    Patrick Young, David C. Barrot

    Director of Photography :

    Geary Macleod

    Assistant Operator :

    Julien Bureau

    Screenwriter :

    Joslyn Barnes

    Sound Recordist :

    Laurent Faucher

    Editor :

    Éric Armbruster

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Original French-language productions :


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    French release :

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    Current status :

    Approval :



    Festival Selections (3)

    Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2001

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands, 2001)


    Main Program Section Feature Films

    TIFF - 2000

    TIFF (Canada, 2000)


    Planet Africa