Badou Boy

  • Badou Boy
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, Dance
Year of production : 1970
Format : Feature
Running time : 60 (in minutes)

The film narrates the adventures of Badou Boy, a cheeky young man, as he travels through the streets of Dakar on the bus. Humorous depictions of the passengers, the police, whom they call "black dragon" in hot pursuit... A chronicle of everyday life in Dakar. A film that anticipates the director's fanciful 1973 film Touki-Bouki, Badou Boy is an acerbically humorous portrait of Dakar, Senegal's capital. Dramatizing the inevitable clash of the iconoclast and the powers that be, the film takes the viewer on a wild chase through the streets of Dakar. Badou Boy, who usually spends his time loitering on city buses, is forced to outrun an overweight policeman nicknamed'The Black Dragon.' As in his other films, Mambety uses a Swarm of colorful characters and improbable situations to create a vibrant romp in the big city. Known for his bold eccentricity, Mambety admits,'Badou Boy is a slightly amoral street urchin who resembles me a lot." The eponymous Badou Boy is the first in Mambety's series of charismatic but ultimately doomed rebels. A handsome young man in a paisley shirt, Badou Boy wanders from one offbeat adventure to another pursued by the comic but strangely menacing figure of the fat policeman. A hugely innovative African take on late 1960s psychedelia, with a kicking rock soundtrack, here in its embryonic form is the genius that Mambety would bring to fruition in his masterpiece Touki Bouki. Directed by Djibril Diop Mambety Feature film / Senegal / 60' / 16mm couleur script: Djibril Diop Manbety image: Baïdy Sow cast: Lamine Ba, All Demba Festivals / Prix / Awards Cannes Festival 1971 (France) * Section parallèle - Directors' Fortnight 1971 Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage (JCC, Tunisie), Octobre 1970 * Silver Tanit (First Prize for Shorts Films) ___________________ La película cuenta las aventuras de Badou Boy, un joven caradura, mientras recorre las calles de Dakar montado en un autobús. Retratos humorísticos de viajeros, persecución de la policía, a la que llaman "el dragón negro". Una crónica de la vida cotidiana en el Dakar popular. TITULO: Badou Boy DIRECTOR: Djibril Diop Mambéty GENERO: Ficción PAÍS: Senegal AÑO: 1970 CARACTERÍSTICAS: 65'-16 mm - color - VO uolof - Subtitulado español Producción / Production / Production: Djibril Diop Mambéty Guión / Scénario / Screenplay: Djibril Diop Mambéty Fotografía / Image / Cinematography: Baïdy Sow Sonido / Son / Sound: Grégoire Cabou Música / Musique / Music: Lalo Dramé, Christoph Colomb Montaje / Montage /Editing: Andrée Blanchard Intérpretes / Interprètes / Cast: Lamine Bâ, Al Demba Ciss, Christoph Colomb, Aziz Wasis Diop, Moustapha Touré, Djibril Diop Mambéty DISPONIBILIDAD EN CINENÓMADA Disponible en formato DVD


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