MADAME BROUETTE

A murder investigation frames the background for narrating the story of Madame Brouette – a strong woman, who is dedicated to make a living for herself and her daughter in some poor neighbourhood in Dakar. Flash-backs develop the events which lead to the murder of the police man Naago, who was also her boyfriend and lover. Neighbours comment on her life and her good character – did she really murder Naago?

Senegal/F/CND 2002
Regie: Moussa Sene Absa
104 min, 35 mm, Farbe, wolof-franz. OF mit engl. UT
Silberner Bär für die beste Musik, Berlinale 2003

2004, Archive, Audience Award Winner, Audience Competition, Feature Film, Fiction Film Competition, International Competition, Preis des Französischen Kulturinstitutes Innsbruck

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