Djibril Diop Mambéty’s stylish dark comedy is inspired by a character from his earlier African New Wave classic Touki Bouki. When a former sex worker returns home rich, an economically devastated village is seized with new hope—until they learn of her sinister plot for revenge. This biting satire of postcolonial dreams is uplifted by endearing performances, a captivating score, and bold costume design. – Walker Art Center

New 2K Restoration. Restored in 2018 by Thelma Film AG with the support of Cinémathèque suisse, at Eclair Cinema, from the original negative.

“A wicked skewering of both the rich and those who seek their handouts.” – Hollywood Reporter

“Djibril Diop Mambéty's 1992 film resonates primarily for its lacerating comedic writing and pacing.” – Slant

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Djibril Diop Mambéty
Senegalese with English subtitles
Running Time
110 minutes
Digital, Color