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Mandabi

Foreign

Not Rated

Box Office: $0.0M

Format

Boxart Format Release Date
Cri br3220 Blu-ray Criterion Collection
UPC: 715515255110
02/16/2021 Not Available
Cri d3220d DVD Criterion Collection
UPC: 715515255219
02/16/2021

Release Dates

When Announced When Released
In Theaters N/A
On 4K-UHD Not AvailableAlert MeRemind Me
On Blu-ray February 16 2021Now Available
On DVD May 31 2005Now Available

Product Details

PRINCIPAL CAST

Makuredia Guey, Yunus Ndiaye, Isseu Niang, Mustafa Ture

DIRECTOR

Ousmane Sembene

SYNOPSIS

This second feature by Ousmane Sembène was the first movie ever made in the Wolof language—a major step toward the realization of the trailblazing Senegalese filmmaker’s dream of creating a cinema by, about, and for Africans. After jobless Ibrahima Dieng receives a money order for 25,000 francs from a nephew who works in Paris, news of his windfall quickly spreads among his neighbors, who flock to him for loans even as he finds his attempts to cash the order stymied in a maze of bureaucracy, and new troubles rain down on his head. One of Sembène’s most coruscatingly funny and indignant films, Mandabi—an adaptation of a novella by the director himself—is a bitterly ironic depiction of a society scarred by colonialism and plagued by corruption, greed, and poverty.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• New 4K restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• Introduction by film scholar Aboubakar Sanogo
• Conversation from 2020 with author and screenwriter Boubacar Boris Diop and sociologist and feminist activist Marie Angélique Savané
• Praise Song, a new program about director Ousmane Sembène featuring outtakes from the 2015 documentary Sembène! of interviews with author and activist Angela Davis, musician Youssou N’Dour, filmmaker and scholar Manthia Diawara, and many others
• Tauw, a 1970 short film by Sembène
• New English subtitle translation by Sembène biographer Samba Gadjigo
• PLUS: An essay by critic and scholar Tiana Reid and excerpts from a 1969 interview with Sembène

GENRE

Foreign

RATING

Not Rated

RUN TIME

90 Minutes

STUDIO

New Yorker