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Top 10 movies with superb acting from Senegal

Uploaded on March 23, 2020

Updated on May 19, 2020

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Popular Tastes from These Movies

According to the crowd’s movie taste updated on January 14, 2020, “Top 10 movies with superb acting from Senegal” have these movie tastes in common: weak ending, not shying away, philosophical thought, evil dictator and right out window.

10 Wùlu (2016)

Malian-French director Daouda Coulibaly's auspicious debut is a pulse-pounding political thriller. Wùlu tells the unsettling tale of a man's rise from the bottom rung of the social ladder to the heights of criminal power.

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2016-09-11 |

Cast

Quim Gutiérrez, Ndiaye Ismaël

Rating

rating icon 6.4

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9 The Price of Forgiveness (2001)

Mythical story about a fishing village on the south coast of Senegal. Two men in the village are both in love with the same beautiful girl.

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2001-09-12 | Drama

Cast

Hubert Koundé, Gora Seck

Rating

rating icon 5.0

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8 Saint Louis Blues (2009)

This sweet musical takes us on a cross-country trip through Senegal, from Dakar to Saint Louis in a battered taxi, as passengers sing their stories.

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2009-08-09 | Music / Drama

Cast

Umban Gomez de Kset, Mbègne Kassé

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7 Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen (1983)

A complex visual study of the women of rural Senegal. Through a complicity of interaction between film and spectator, Reassemblage reflects on documentary filmmaking and the ethnographic representation of cultures.

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1983-09-24 |

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rating icon 6.4

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6 Xala (1975)

It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the government. One official, Aboucader Beye, known by the title "El Hadji," takes advantage of some of that money to marry his third wife, to the sorrow and chagrin of his first two wives and the resentment of his nationalist daughter. But he discovers on his wedding night that he has been struck with a "xala," a curse of impotence. El Hadji goes to comic lengths to find the cause and remove the xala, resulting in a scathing satirical ending.

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1975-10-01 | Comedy

Cast

Thierno Leye, Myriam Niang

Rating

rating icon 6.5

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5 Touki Bouki (1973)

A cowherd with a skull-mounted motorcycle and a university student meet in Dakar; put off by life in Senegal, they plan to make money in Paris.

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1973-07-01 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Magaye Niang, Aminata Fall

Rating

rating icon 7.4

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4 The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999)

In Dakar, selling newspapers on the street is an occupation always occupied by boys.; one morning, Sili, a young beggar, challenges that exclusive rule.

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1999-02-01 | Drama / Family

Cast

Aminata Fall, Moussa Baldé

Rating

rating icon 7.1

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3 Angel (2018)

Being a prostitute is not easy, let alone being Senegalese. Fatou is both. A paying customer dies under suspicious circumstances and turns out to be a world-class cyclist. After this fatal accident Fatou's world slowly falls apart.

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2018-09-19 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Vincent Rottiers, Fatou N'Diaye

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rating icon 4.1

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2 Moolaadé (2004)

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

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2004-08-04 | Drama

Cast

Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra

Rating

rating icon 6.9

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1 Atlantics (2019)

Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned.

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2019-10-02 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Ibrahima Traore, Mame Bineta Sane

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rating icon 6.9

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