Madame Brouette


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.

By: WH


Release details

104 mins

Cast and crew

Moussa Sene Absa
Moussa Sene Absa, Claude Gilaizeau
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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