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Title:

L'OEIL DU CYCLONE

Title German:IM AUGE DES STURMS
Title English:THE EYE OF THE STORM
Country:Burkina Faso; Frankreich 2014
Format:DCP, digital
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:97 Minutes
Film series:14. African Film Festival


Director :Traoré, Sékou
Screenplay:Lemoine, Christophe
 Marquès, Luis
Cinematography:Baillargeau, Pascal
Editing:Proust, Isabelle
  
Cast:Ndiaye, Maimouna



Storyline



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In a civil war-torn African country, young lawyer Emma is appointed by court to represent a rebel leader. He is charged with having committed serious war crimes and has been nicknamed "the butcher". But that`s not enough to deter his public counsel. Unflinching, she meets her client, who initially shuts himself off to her. But the lawyer slowly prises the truth out of the former child soldier.
A thrilling drama with magnificent acting performances that won the bronze "Etalon de Yennenga" at FESPACO 2015 along with most other awards. These include the Best Actress award for Maïmouna N’Diaye for her wonderful portrayal of the courageous lawyer. The film has since won countless other prizes at international festivals.

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