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Timbuktu

  • Mauritania, France / 2014 / 100min / DCP / Colour
  • Original Title : Timbuktu
  • Language : French
  • Genre : Drama
  • Director : Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Screenwriter : Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall
  • Cinematographer : Sofian El Fani
  • Editor : Nadia Ben Rachid
  • Cast : Pino Desperado, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki

Synopsis

Not far from Timbuktu, where the townspeople are suffering, powerless, under a regime of terror imposed by religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and shepherd Issan. Their lives change when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.

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