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Title:

LA NOIR DE ...

Country:Senegal 1966
Colour:b/w
Length:65 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa III


Director :Sembène, Ousmane
Screenplay:Sembène, Ousmane
Cinematography:Lacoste, Christian
Editing:Gaudier, André
  
Cast:Diop, Mbissine Thérèse
 Fontaine, Robert
 Jelinek, Anne-Marie
 Sene, Momar Nar
Producer:Zwoboda, André
Production company:Les Actualités Françaises
 Filmi Domirev


Storyline



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A Senegalese woman is eager to find a better life abroad. She takes a job as a governess for a French family, but finds her duties reduced to those of a maid after the family moves from Dakar to the south of France. In her new country, the woman is constantly made aware of her race and mistreated by her employers. Her hope for better times turns to disillusionment and she falls into isolation and despair. The harsh treatment leads her to consider suicide the only way out. (IMDb)


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