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Madame Brouette

  • Film

Time Out says

Another superbly balanced social drama from Senegal. Told partly in flashback, it concerns the investigation of the murder of a police officer, presumably by his enraged wife Madame Brouette (Niang). Brouette runs a fruit cart through the streets of Niayes and despite her lowly means and responsibilities is known as a defender of women abused by their husbands or lovers. Absa conducts us through her hard-pressed working days, her family and social life to throw light on her condition. Remarkably, he always keeps the tone open and lively, incorporating an 'Afro-Brechtian' griot chorus to comment on the action and using the music to enhance the emotional atmosphere. Delicately mocking, passionate and delightful.
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Release Details

  • Duration:104 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Moussa Sene Absa
  • Screenwriter:Moussa Sene Absa, Claude Gilaizeau
  • Cast:
    • Rokhaya Niang
    • Aboubacar Sadikh Ba
    • Kadiatou Sy
    • Ndeye Seneba Seck
    • Ousseynou Diop
    • Akéla Sagna
    • Moustapha Niang
    • Juliette Aita Ba
    • Mody Fall
    • Ibrahim Mbaye Sope
    • Seynabou Sarr
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