2 films de Djibril Diop Mambety - Tales of Ordinary People
These two shorts, "Le Franc" and "La petite vendeuse de Soleil" by the iconoclastic Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambety were originally intended as a trilogy under the title, "Tales of Ordinary People". The project, however, was cut short by the untimely death of the director by lung cancer at a Paris hospital at the age of fifty-three.

Mambety had a genius for constructing allegories or fables that represent abstract economic concepts through everyday human dramas. Newsweek commented that Mambety’s work is “rich with symbolism and spirituality” which uses film to project a vital image of his native continent.”

The hero of "Le Franc" is Marigo, a penniless musician living in a shanty town, relentlessly harassed by his formidable landlady. He survives only through dreams of playing his congoma (a kind of guitar) which has been confiscated in lieu of back rent. But winning the lottery changes his life...

In "La petite vendeuse de Soleil" (The Little Girl who Sold the Sun), Mambety brings us the feisty Sili Lam, a twelve year old paraplegic who becomes the first girl to sell a daily newspaper in the competitive world of young male newspaper vendors...

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 87 min | 3.73 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Wolof
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano
Genre: Drama, Family, Short, Comedy

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