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Sia le rêve du python

A Feature film by Dani Kouyaté

Produced by Les Productions de La Lanterne

Release in France : 12/06/2002


    The city of Koumbi is poverty-stricken. To return the city to its former prosperous state, the Emperor orders the priests to practice the ritual human sacrifice of the Python God. Sia, the young virgin chosen for the sacrifice, rejects her fate and runs away. Riots begin to rumble among the population wound up by the subversive words Kerfa, a crazy old fool. Sia’s fiancé, Mamadiof, returns from the front lines to save his beauty. He rises up against the Emperor and manages to overthrow him. He then saves Sia, but the priests have raped her; the sacrifice was nothing other than a farce. Mamadi, now Emperor, refuses to denounce the trickery. Power has changed hands, but the lies and mendacity behind it remain.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Productions de La Lanterne

    French distribution :

    Pierre Grise Distribution

    Foreign production company :

    Sahelis Productions

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    Photos (3)

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Claude Gilaizeau

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lorrain

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Florence Bory

    Continuity supervisor :

    Véronique Paris

    Music Composers :

    Daniel Rousseau, Fantani Touré

    Author of original work :

    Moussa Diagana

    Director of Photography :

    Robert Millié

    Editor :

    Zoë Durouchoux

    Production Designer :

    Papa Kouyaté

    Costume designers :

    Judith Hentz, Massiri-So

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Burkina Faso, France

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    Minority French (Burkina Faso, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 36 min

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    Dolby DTS