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THE COURT
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BAMAKO

(THE COURT)

Directed by : Abderrahmane SISSAKO

Year of production : 2006 Country : FRANCE, MALI, UNITED STATES Length : 115 minutes

Synopsis

Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up...
In the courtyard of the house they share with others families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken proceedings against the World Bank and the IMF whom they blame for Africa's woes...
Amidst the pleas and the testimonies, life goes on in the courtyard.
Chaka does not seem to be concerned by this new Africa's desire to fight for it's rights...


Credits

Abderrahmane SISSAKO - Director

Abderrahmane SISSAKO - Script / Dialogue

Jacques BESSE - Cinematography

Nadia BEN RACHID - Film Editor

Dana FARZANEHPOUR - Sound

Casting

Roland RAPPAPORT - Defense lawyer

Hélène DIARRA - Saramba

Habib DEMBÉLÉ - Falaï

Hamèye MAHALMADANE - President of the Tribunal

Aissa MAIGA - Mélé

Tiécoura TRAORÉ - Chaka

William BOURDON - Prosecuting lawyer

Danny GLOVER - Vigilante

Aïssata TALL SALL - Prosecuting lawyer

Film poster © DR

Press news

Contacts

Production

ARCHIPEL 33 ET CHINGUITTY FILMS - 52 rue Charlot 75003 Paris FRANCE - T: 01 42 72 10 70 - F: 01 42 72 41 12 - archipel33@wanadoo.fr

LOUVERTURE FILMS - UNITED STATES

MALI IMAGES - MALI

ARTE FRANCE - FRANCE

Distribution

LES FILMS DU LOSANGE - T: +33 (0)1 44 43 87 16 - www.filmsdulosange.fr - r.vial@filmsdulosange.fr

French press

AGNÈS CHABOT - T: +33 (0)1 44 41 13 48

International press

BRIGITTA PORTIER - T: +32 477 98 25 84

Out of Competition Released on Abderrahmane SISSAKO

BAMAKO

Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with...
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