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Mandabi = The money order

Author: Ousmane SembèneRobert de NeslePaul SoulignacSamba Diabare SambGilou KikoïneAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : New Yorker Video, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : WolofView all editions and formats
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"This story of a man who receives a money order and, in his attempts to cash it, encounters an intimidating barrage of Third World bureaucracy, becomes a witty, masterful portrait of an ancient civilization in the throes of change. Receiving the dubious windfall at first seems a blessing to Ibrahima Dieng, who lives with his two wives and their seven children. However, as the tale unfolds, the seemingly easy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Feature films
Fiction films
Drama
Comedy
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ousmane Sembène; Robert de Nesle; Paul Soulignac; Samba Diabare Samb; Gilou Kikoïne; Max Saldinger; Makuredia Guey; Yunus Ndiay; Isseu Niang; Mustafa Ture; Farba Sar; Films Domirev (Firm),; Comptoir français du film,; New Yorker Video (Firm),
ISBN: 1567304095 9781567304091
OCLC Number: 60694538
Language Note: In Wolof with English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the novel by Ousmane Sembene.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.
Special features: trailers.
Credits: Photography, Paul Soulignac ; editors, Gilou Kikoïne, Max Saldinger ; music, Samba Jabare Samb.
Cast: Makuredia Guey, Yunus Ndiay, Isseu Niang, Mustafa Ture, Farba Sar.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC.
Contents: A money order --
A big meal --
I am penniless --
Do you have rice? --
Post office --
Dear uncle... --
Identity card --
The fellow is broke --
I am me --
People like us --
Your date of birth --
The world is going nuts! --
My only hope --
What a misfortune --
It's a deal --
A decent woman --
Pictures --
I'll pay you --
I want my money --
Take it or leave it --
Shame on you --
Get lost --
They killed him --
Dignity --
Come see me --
Victim of a pickpocket --
A thief and a liar --
End credits.
Other Titles: Money order
Responsibility: Filmi Domireve, Dakar ; Comptoir Français due Film production ; Robert de Nesle, Paris ; bíndí mísen ní Usman Semben.
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"This story of a man who receives a money order and, in his attempts to cash it, encounters an intimidating barrage of Third World bureaucracy, becomes a witty, masterful portrait of an ancient civilization in the throes of change. Receiving the dubious windfall at first seems a blessing to Ibrahima Dieng, who lives with his two wives and their seven children. However, as the tale unfolds, the seemingly easy transaction threatens to destroy the traditional fabric of his life. Quickly, the whole neighborhood becomes aware of it, the wives buy provisions on credit, their parents ask for a share and people try to extort him for money - all the while, his attempts to cash the piece of paper turn futile. Mandabi is a warm, subtle comedy with a series of visual revelations about a civilization struggling to recapture its own rich heritage after a century of colonial corruption." -- Back of container.

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