• Guelwaar
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Ouvrage source : Guelwaar
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1992
Format : Feature
Running time : 105 (in minutes)

When the body of Guelwaar ("the noble one"), a political activist, philanderer, and pillar of the Christian community, is mistakenly buried in a Muslim cemetery, the result is a perfect storm of bureaucratic red tape, family disputes, and religious conflict. As usual with Sembene, Guelwaar is many films in one: black comedy, political allegory, social satire, family drama, and, at the end, thunderous indictment of the twin evils of homegrown African corruption and neocolonial Western aid. Guelwaar, a proud man, was rejecting corruption and neo-imperialism (which kill senegalese and african pride), is buried in a Muslim cemetary. His family, his community will face a religious conflict. Guelwaar is a Christian. Directed by Ousmane Sembene Senegal 1992, 35mm, color, 115 min. With Thierno N'diaye, Ndiawar Diop, Myriam Niang French and Wolof with English subtitles Thierno NDIAYE Doss (Pierre Henri THIOUNE "Guelwaar"), Omar Seck (Major Gora), Ndiawar DIOP (Barthélémy Thioune), Abou CAMARA (Imam), Moustapha DIOP (Fils de Guelwaar / Guelwaar's son), Mame Ndoumbé DIOP (Nogoy Marie, femme de Guelwaar / Guelwaar's widow), Marie Augustine DIATTA (fille de Guelwaar / Guelwaar's daughter), Lamine MANÉ (Dibocor), Papa Momar MBAYE (Gaston), Myriam Niang (Hélène), Samba Wane (Gòr Mak), Babacar Mbaye, Bolle MBAYE, Coly Mbaye, Joseph Baloma SANÉ, …-


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