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Mossane (1996)

Mossane is a beautiful 14-year-old girl who has just reached marriageable age in a village in Senegal. She has many suitors, including a simple-minded farmer's son who plans to drag her ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Magou Seck Magou Seck ... Mossane
Isseu Niang Isseu Niang ... Mere Mingue Diouf
Moustapha Yade Moustapha Yade ... Samba
Abou Camara Abou Camara ... Oncle Baak
Alioune Konaré Alioune Konaré ... Fara
Alpha Diouf Alpha Diouf ... Ngor
Ibou N'Dong Ibou N'Dong ... Père Farba Diouf
Moussa Cissé Moussa Cissé ... Le jeune mendiant
Medoune Seck Medoune Seck ... Vieux Senghane
Mbaye Diagne Mbaye Diagne ... Le patriarche
Daouda Lam Daouda Lam ... Diokel
Guèye Seynabou Guèye Seynabou ... Dibor
Cheikh Mar Cheikh Mar ... Daouda
Djambodj Niang Djambodj Niang ... Mam
Saliou Diouf Saliou Diouf ... Sitor
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Mossane is a beautiful 14-year-old girl who has just reached marriageable age in a village in Senegal. She has many suitors, including a simple-minded farmer's son who plans to drag her away. Even her own brother Ngor is in love with her. However she is in love with Fara, a poor student who has returned to the village, while the university is on strike. At birth, she had been promised in marriage to Diogoye, who went away to work in France. Diogoye, who supplied her parents with many things over the years, has now sent a dowry, and asked that she be married to him in the village in his absence; she would then be sent to France. Written by Will Gilbert

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Country:

Germany | Senegal

Language:

Wolof

Release Date:

28 May 1998 (Germany) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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An African tale
22 January 1999 | by asophieSee all my reviews

Like a lot of African movies I saw, Mossane is about everyday life: the village, the role of the uncle, the duty of the daughter, the parents' will, friendship... Small events turn to be of great importance. All kinds of feelings are expressed, all kinds of emotions get into the public. It is about life, but it seems to be beyond life.


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