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Xala [videorecording] / Filmi Domireew et Société nationale cinématographique présentent ; directeur de production, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra ; écrit et réalisé par Sembene Ousmane.

Other Title:
Parallel title on container: Curse
Curse
Publication:
[London] : British Film Institute : Espace Vidéo Européen ; London : Connoisseur Video, c1995, 1974.
Conference Name:
Africa95 (1995 : London, England, etc.)
Series:
Screen griots : the art & imagination of African cinema
Format/Description:
Conference/Event
Video
1 videocassette (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Subjects:
Elite (Social sciences) -- Africa -- Drama.
Blessing and cursing -- Africa -- Drama.
Impotence -- Africa -- Drama.
Polygamy -- Africa -- Drama.
Africa -- Colonization -- Humor.
Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007 -- Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, Senegalese.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Language:
French and Wolof dialogue, with English subtitles.
System Details:
VHS.
Summary:
In a mythical African country, a rich, self-made businessman and member of the post-colonial ruling elite takes on a third wife to show the world his wealth, only to be stricken by a curse resulting in impotency. His efforts at getting cured lead to disasterous yet comical results.
Participant:
Thierno Leye, Seune Samb, Younouss Seye, Miriam Niang, Fatim Diagne, Moustapha Touré.
Credits:
Photography, Georges Caristan ... [et al.]; editor, Florence Eymon; music, Samba Diabara Samb.
Notes:
Inspired by the novel by Sembene Ousmane.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Released in conjuction with Africa95.
Contributor:
Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007. , , Screenwriter
Vieyra, Paulin Soumanou. , Producer
Leye, Thierno. , Actor
Samb, Seune. , Actor
Seye, Younouss. , Actor
Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007. , Author
Films Domirev (Firm) , Producer
Société nationale cinématographique. , Producer
British Film Institute. , Distributor
Espace Vidéo Européen (Firm) , Distributor
Connoisseur Video Collection (Firm). , Distributor
OCLC:
156942864
Publisher Number:
CR 192 Connoisseur Video
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