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Author: Ousmane SembènePaulin Soumanou VieyraThierno LeyeSeune SambYounouss SeyeAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : New Yorker Films, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : FrenchView all editions and formats
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In a fictional African country, a rich, self-made businessman and member of the post-colonial ruling elite takes on a third wife to show the world his wealth, only to be stricken by a curse resulting in impotency. His efforts at getting cured lead to disastrous yet comical results.
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Foreign language films
Drama
Named Person: Ousmane Sembène; Ousmane Sembène
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ousmane Sembène; Paulin Soumanou Vieyra; Thierno Leye; Seune Samb; Younouss Seye; Myriam Niang; Fatim Diagne; Moustapha Touré; Georges Caristan; Florence Eymon; Samba Diabare Samb; Films Domirev (Firm); Société nationale cinématographique.; New Yorker Films.
ISBN: 1567304087 9781567304084
OCLC Number: 60693101
Language Note: French and Wolof dialogue with English subtitles.
Notes: Inspired by the novel by Sembène Ousmane.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Credits: Photography, Georges Caristan ; editor, Florence Eymon ; music, Samba Diabara Samb.
Cast: Thierno Leye, Seune Samb, Younouss Seye, Miriam Niang, Fatim Diagne, Moustapha Touré.
Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; mono.
Other Titles: Xala (Motion picture)
Curse
Responsibility: Societe Nationale de Cinematographie and Film Doomireew presents ; a film by Ousmane Sembene ; screenplay by Ousmane Sembene ; produced by Paulin Vieyra.

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In a fictional African country, a rich, self-made businessman and member of the post-colonial ruling elite takes on a third wife to show the world his wealth, only to be stricken by a curse resulting in impotency. His efforts at getting cured lead to disastrous yet comical results.

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