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Title:

MOOLAADÉ

Title German:MOOLAADÉ - BANN DER HOFFNUNG
Title English:MOOLAADÉ
Title French:MOOLAADÉ
Country:Senegal/ Frankreich/ Burkina Faso/ Marokko/ Kamerun/ Tunesien  2004
Format:35mm, DVD, VHS
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:117 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa IX, Africa goes Veedel


Director :Sembène, Ousmane
Screenplay:Sembène, Ousmane
Cinematography:Gentil, Dominique
Editing:Raïss, Abdellatif
Music:Naiga, Boncana
Sound:Guilhem, Denis
  
Cast:Coulibaly, Fatoumata
 Diarra, Maimouna Hélène
 Traoré, Salimata
Producer:Lenouvel, Thierry
 Sembène, Ousmane
Production company:Ciné-Sud Promotion



Storyline



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Moolaadé starts with the flight of four girls just before theyhave to undergo the purification ritual that is organised in their West African village. They seek refuge with Collé, once a victim of circumcision herself and mother to a teenage daughter who escaped the ritual. Collé activates the ‘moolaadé’: an old charm that will bring calamity to anyone who does anything to the girls while they are under her roof. In doing so, she evokes the wrath of the villagers…


Comment


Cannes 2004: Preis "Un certain Regard" und Preis der Ökumenischen Jury 
Marrakech beim International Film Festival 2004: Sonder-Jurypreis für Ousmane Sembène
Los Angeles beim Pan African Film Festival 2005: Jurypreis für Ousmane Sembène
National Society of Film Critics Awards 2005: Bester fremdsprachiger Film