Mandabi
Mandabi (1969)

This French-Senegal co-production is based on a story by L.S. Senghor. An out of work Senegalese man, Ibrahim (Makhouredia Gueye), receives a money order by his nephew. Unfortunately, the uncle has no identity card which will enable him to… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: May 31, 2005
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
100%
Flixster
User Score
74%


Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Although the film can be criticised for the relative gentleness of its attack, Sembene succeeds in pointing up the divisiveness created by the colonial heritage.

Full review…
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A postcolonial film by Africa's greatest director

Full review…
Roger Greenspun
New York Times

Sembčne's approach is spare, laconic, slightly ironic and never patronizing.

Full review…
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

Sembene is clearly at his best when trusting in cinema's powers of observation.

Full review…
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A breakthrough film for Sembene.

Full review…
More reviews for Mandabi

Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Mandabi" starts with Ibrahim Dieng(Makhouredia Gueye) being sent a money order for 25,000 francs from his nephew(Mouss Diouf) in… More