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Hyènes (1992)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 26 April 2019 (USA)
Dramaan is the most popular man in Colobane, but when a woman from his past, now exorbitantly wealthy, returns to the town, things begin to change.

Writers:

Djibril Diop Mambéty (screenplay), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (play)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mansour Diouf Mansour Diouf ... Draman Drameh
Ami Diakhate Ami Diakhate ... Linguère Ramatou
Faly Gueye Faly Gueye ... Mme Drameh
Mamadou Mahourédia Gueye Mamadou Mahourédia Gueye ... Le maire / The mayor (as Mahouredia Gueye)
Omar Ba Omar Ba ... Le chef fu protocole / Chief of protocol (as Baye Peulh)
Issa Samb Issa Samb ... Le professeur / The professor (as Issa Ramagelissa Samb)
Calgou Fall Calgou Fall ... Le prêtre / The priest
Kaoru Egushi Kaoru Egushi ... Toko
Djibril Diop Mambéty Djibril Diop Mambéty ... Le juge / The judge
Mbaba Diop Mbaba Diop ... Le seigneur de la plume / Lord of the feather
Abdoulaye Diop Abdoulaye Diop ... Le médecin / The doctor
Rama Thiaw Rama Thiaw ... La femme du maire / Mayor's wife
Oumi Samb Oumi Samb ... La danseuse / Dancer (as Oumy Samb)
Tcheley Hanny Tcheley Hanny ... Amazone / Horse woman (as Hanny Tchelley)
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A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's elders are reduced to selling town possessions to pay debts. Linguère, a former resident and local beauty, now very rich, returns to this, the village of her birth. The elders hope that she will be a benefactor to the village. To encourage her generosity, they appoint a local grocer, Dramaan, as mayor--who once courted her and will now try to persuade her to help. In fact, Linguère has returned with the intention of sharing her millions with the village but only in return for an unexpected action. This plot twist brings human folly and cynicism into sharp focus. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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An African experimental movie that looks into the very souls of humans and exposes the greed in all of us.
9 March 2002 | by bgddygSee all my reviews

Hyenes, Mambety's avent-guard, surrealistic film captures the real heart and soul of the human social and economical blood thirst for money, when stopping to think about the different animal symbols in this film like the hyena, vulture, and yes even the monkey; you can't help feeling ashamed to be part of the big machine, we call progress. than again is that not what human nature, or the nature of animals is all about? Survival of the fittest. Mambety not only nails the human viciousness and easily influenced character on the head, but he slaps you in the face with our greed. A real plus to this movie is the musical language of Wolof. a must see movie and language, which cannot be matched.


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Language:

Wolof | French | Japanese

Release Date:

26 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Senegal See more »

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$24,672

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$24,672
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1.66 : 1
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