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Title:

TABATABA

Title German:MURREN AUS DER FERNE
Country:Madagaskar 1988
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. frz. UT
Length:84 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa II


Director :Rajaonarivelo, Raymond
Screenplay:Archer, Robert
 Rajaonarivelo, Raymond
 Tonnerre, Jérôme
Cinematography:Arnaud, Gilles
 Patte, Véronique
 Privat, Bruno
Editing:Auguste-Judith, Aïlo
 Hubert, Nathalie
 Koch, Suzanne
 Simon, Emmanuelle
 Tarbouriech, Nadine
Music:Louiss, Eddy
Sound:Houël, Jean-Pierre
 Rajeriso, Kelly
  
Cast:Botozandry, François
 Nahoun, Philippe
Producer:Le Glou, Jacques
Production company: Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC),
  La Secae
 La Sept Cinéma



Storyline



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Tabataba tells the story of a small Malagasy village during the independence uprising which took place in 1947 in the south of the country. For several months, part of the Malagasy population revolted against the French colonial army in a bloody struggle. The repression in villages that followed was terrible, leading to fires, arrests and torture. Women, children and the elderly were the indirect victims of the conflict and suffered particularly from famine and illness. One leader of the MDRM Malagasy Party, which campaigns for the independence of the country, arrives in a village. Solo (François Botozandry), the main character, is still too young to fight but he sees his brother and most of the men in his clan join up. His grandmother, Bakanga (Soavelo), knows what will happen, but Solo still hopes his elder brother will return a hero. After months of rumors, he sees instead the French army arrive to crush the rebellion. (IMDb)