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Title Mandabi = The money order / Filmi Domireve, Comptoir Francais du Film Production, Robert de Nesle, níolen dí vone ; bíndí mísen ní Usman Semben.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  CRI DVD MAN    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Audio Visual  DVD MANDABI    Check Shelf
Edition DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (63 pages ; 17 cm) + 1 folded sheet (12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 72 x 19 cm, folded to 19 x 12)
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Series Criterion collection ; 1065.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1; 1.66:1 aspect ratio; Dolby monaural.
Language Wolof and French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Note Title from title frames.
Cast Makuredia Gueye, Yunus Ndiay, Isseu Niang, Mustafa Ture, Farba Sar.
Credits Cinematographer, Paul Soulignac ; editors, Gilou Kikoïne, Max Saldinger.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.
Wide screen (1.66:1).
Summary "Shot primarily in Wolof, this second feature by Ousmane Sembène was the first ever made in an African language--a major step toward the realization of the trailblazing Senegalese filmmaker's dream of creating a cinema by, about, and for the inhabitants of his home continent. 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 his attempts to cash the order are stymied in a maze of bureaucratic obstacles, 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"--Container.
Note Features: New 4K digital restoration; New introduction by film scholar Aboubakar Sanogo; New conversation 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 sctivist 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; An essay by critic and scholar Tiana Reid, excerpts from a 1969 interview with Sembène, and a new edition of Sembène's 1966 novella The Money Order, on which the film is based.
Subject Senegal -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Political corruption -- Senegal -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007, film director, screenwriter.
Nesle, Robert de, film producer.
Guey, Makuredia, actor.
Ndiay, Yunus, actor.
Niang, Isseu, actor.
Ture, Mustafa, actor.
Sar, Farba, actor.
Soulignac, Paul, director of photography.
Films Domirev (Firm), production company.
Comptoir français du film, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Money order
ISBN 9781681438023
Standard No. 715515255219
Music No. CC3221DDVD The Criterion Collection
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