Moolaadé (2004)

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Released 8-Nov-2006
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Region 2 UK

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The powerful and triumphant story of a woman's stand against the tribal practices in Burkina Faso. Important, relevant and profoundly moving, MOOLAADE is a film that will not easily be forgotten. Set in a small African village, four young girls facing ritual purification flee to the household of Colle Ardo Sy, a strong-willed woman who managed to shield her own teenage daughter from this purification. Colle invokes the time-honoured custom of moolaade (santuary) to protect the fugitives, and tension mounts as the ensuing stand-off pits Colle against village traditionalists (both male and female) and endangers the prospective marriage of her daughter to the heir-apparent to the tribal throne. Directed by Ousmane Sembene, one of the founding fathers of African cinema, MOOLAADE is a rich warm and powerful film.
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Starring
Fatoumata Coulibaly
Maimouna Hélène Diarra
Salimata Traoré
Dominique Zeïda
Mah Compaoré
Aminata Dao
Rasmane Ouedraogo
Ousmane Konaté
Bakaramoto Sanogo
Modibo Sangaré
Joseph Traoré
Théophile Sowié
Balla Habib Dembélé
Directed by
Ousmane Sembene
Music
Boncana Naiga
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Layer
Drama 2004 119:31 576i (PAL) 4
Video
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
French Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Subtitles
English
Extras
Menu Audio, Theatrical Trailer, Trailer-Yesterday, Amandla!, Darwin's Nightmare, Dogora, Trailer-Look Both Ways, Kenny
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