Djibril Diop Mambéty

LE FRANC

Senegal 1994
Regie: Djibril Diop Mambéty
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TOUKI BOUKI

Paris, Paris, Paris! You’re a kind of Paradise on Earth!“ – a recording of the chansonnier Josephine Baker is running in the background, setting the tune for the desires of a young couple, Mory and Anta. They pull off one coup after another in Dakar in the 1970s to get money for two one-way-tickets into a better life in the city of lights. Yet, will they really be able to leave their home behind? Especially the formal originality of Mambety’s feature film impressed the critics of his day. However, his addressing of estrangement and self-discovery is timeless and universal. read more