Country

Senegal

12 trigon movies
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Atlantique

Mati Diop – 2019

Dans une banlieue populaire de Dakar, les ouvriers du chantier d’une tour futuriste, sans salaire depuis des mois, décident de quitter le pays par l’océan pour un avenir meilleur. Parmi eux se trouve Souleiman, l’amant d’Ada, promise à un autre. Quelques jours après le départ des garçons, un incendie dévaste la fête de mariage de la jeune femme et de mystérieuses fièvres s'emparent des filles du quartier. Ada est loin de se douter que Souleiman est revenu. More

Ken Bugul - Personne n'en veut (Flyer)

Ken Bugul - Personne n'en veut

Silvia Voser – 2015

Ken Bugul is a Senegalese writer who lives in Africa, where her soul is anchored. She has had an exceptional life. Silvia Voser’s film shows her as an iconic figure of the female condition and of relationships between Africa and the West. Ken Bugul is considered one of the most brilliant writers in Senegalese and French of these past decades. More

Ndeysaan - Le prix du pardon (Flyer)
  • The Price of Forgiveness - Ndeysaan DVD
    DVD The Price of Forgiveness
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
La petite vendeuse de Soleil (Flyer)

La petite vendeuse de Soleil

Djibril Diop Mambéty – 1999

Dans les rues de Dakar, ce sont les garçons qui ont le monopole de la vente des journaux. Bien qu'elle se déplace avec des béquilles, Sili, 12 ans, a fermement décidé qu?elle aussi allait distribuer le quotidien sénégalais, le Soleil. Elle y parviendra grâce à son courage et à sa persévérance. Un hymne à l'amitié et au courage des enfants des rues. More

  • The Little Seller of Sun - The Franc DVD
    DVD The Little Seller of Sun
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
TGV (Flyer)

TGV

Moussa Touré – 1997

TGV is an express bus service between Dakar, Senegal, and Conakry, Guinea, operated by the enterprising Rambo and his assistant, Dembo. Before setting off, Rambo and his passengers are warned of the danger that lies ahead on their route. The Bassari are carrying out a revolt at the Guinea border, leading to an exodus of refugees from their villages. On hearing the news, only a dozen or so passengers decide to make the risky trip. During the arduous journey, each passenger’s motivation for making the trip is slowly revealed. More

Mossane (Flyer)

Mossane

Faye Safi – 1996

This Senegalese melodrama tells the story of a young girl called Mossane who lives in a village between the ocean and the savannah. There, veneration for the traditions is very common. There's a legend saying that every other century a girl is born who is doomed because of her beauty. Mossane is only fourteen years old but is already considered to be extraordinary beautiful. Even her own brother is in love with her. According to the custom she has been promised to a rather wealthy man called Diogoye since the day of her birth. More

Le franc (Flyer)

Le franc

Djibril Diop Mambéty – 1994

Marigo, le joyeux musicien, rend la vie dure à sa revêche propriétaire. Lasse de réclamer le loyer en retard, celle-ci lui a confisqué son instrument, un congoma. Pour le récupérer, Marigo tente sa chance au loto - et gagne. Alors qu'il veut aller retirer son gain, il ne parvient pas à décoller le billet de loterie qu'il avait, par sécurité, solidement fixé sur sa porte. Qu'à cela ne tienne, Marigo se met en route, la porte sur le dos, et traverse tout Dakar pour arriver au bord de l'océan. More

  • The Little Seller of Sun - The Franc DVD
    DVD The Little Seller of Sun
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
Hyènes (Flyer)

Hyènes

Djibril Diop Mambéty – 1992

In Colobane, people expect the return of Linguère Ramatou, a former local girl now rumored to be richer than the World Bank. But her generosity has its conditions: she offers a check of ten billion for the death of Dramaan Drameh who refused to admit that he was the father of her child 30 years ago. “Life made made me a whore, now I'm turning the world into a brothel” she tells the citizens of Colobane. More

Touki Bouki (Flyer)

Touki Bouki

Djibril Diop Mambéty – 1973

Mory, a cowherd who rides a motorcycle mounted with a cow's skull, and Anta, a university student, have met in Dakar, Senegal's capital. Alienated and disaffected with Senegal and Africa, they long to go to Paris and work up different con schemes to raise the money. Mory steals clothing and money from a wealthy gay man who had brought him home, and he and Anta book passage on a ship to France. One of the most important, engaged and fascinating movies from Africa - selected for the documenta 2007. More

La Noire de... (Flyer)

La Noire de...

Sembène Ousmane – 1966

After working as a babysitter for a French family in Dakar, a young Senegalese woman is invited to come to France as a governess. But in the West she is only "the black girl" for everyone. Deprived of her freedom, her dignity and her identity, she sees only a radical last act of resistance. Ousmane Sembène's feature film debut was one of the very first African feature films and is based on a newspaper report about the suicide of an African housemaid. From this, Sembène formed a parable about neo-colonialism and the new slave trade. More

Borom Sarret (Flyer)

Borom Sarret

Sembène Ousmane – 1963

Borom Sarret is often regarded as the first film ever made in Africa by a black African. Ousmane Sembène tells the story of a poor man who tries to make a living in Dakar as a carter. Although he expects to be paid for his services, he has trouble making this clear and is often disappointed and exploited. This short film illustrates that the independence of the country could not solve the problems of its population. More