• Watani, un monde sans mal
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1997
Format : Feature
Running time : 80 (in minutes)

Two men of different backgrounds lose their respective jobs, setting off a series of events that brings them together in tragic circumstances.

Directed by
Med Hondo

Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Med Hondo

Cast (in credits order)
Patrick Poivey... Patrick Clément
Coumba Awa Tall... Mme Sylla
Mboup Massyla... Amadou Sylla
Anne Jolivet... Mme Clément
James Campbell
Sabine Lods
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Alexandre
Luc Bernard
Mamadou Cissé
Mony Dalmès
Augusta Epanya
Michel Fortin
Marc François
Fabrice Josso
Paul Lambert
Bertrand Lieber
Robert Liensol
Gaëlle Marie
Dominique Maurin (as Dominique Collignon-Maurin)
Patrick Messe
Pascal Renwick
Bénédicte Reynaud
Frédéric Sacareau
Gilles Ségal
Maka Sidibe
Mostéfa Stiti
Atika Ben Tayeb
Michel Vigné
Vincent Violette

Cinematography by
Olivier Drouot

Film Editing by
Laure Budin

Production Design by
Denis Moutereau

Costume Design by

Newspapers comments:


A dark but clear look.

L'Autre Afrique:

Using yesterday's memories to talk about today's life. Surprising !

L'Huma Hebdo:

Outstanding! A tremendous as well as educative piece.

Le Canard Enchaîné:
Med Hondo is controlling strength and sweetness in his movies like Baudelaire in his writings.

L'Officiel des Spectacles:
The film talks about a painful matter but with a strong faith in human being.

Hondo who is obviously takes social injustices personally, tackles the legacy of slavery and colonialism along with the extreme, rightwing attitudes bred by unemployment.

. Pic is mostly in Black & White, with interstitial oil painting busting forth in vivid color.Tech aspects and much of the acting are merely adequate, but pic's uncompromising look at the rise of fascism and racism in a country that claims to champion human rights remains a powerful conversation starter

Festivals selection:

-1999 Kerala International Film: INDIA

-1998 Journées Cinématographiques de CARTHAGE

-1999 London Film Festival

-1999 Pan African Film LOS ANGELES

-1999 Aux Arts Citoyens GUADELOUPE



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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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