Sia, le rêve du python (Sia, the Myth of the Python)
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Sia, le rêve du python (Sia, the Myth of the Python)
Every year the most beautiful girl will be sacrificed to the Python God. But what really happens is that all the priests rape her, and then murder her, so that she cannot tell that the python god does not exist. When a girl named Sia is the next to be sacrificed, she hides in the house of the village idiot, a man who goes around shouting hyper-aggressive criticisms against everything. Sia is found by the soldiers and the village idiot is murdered. But the army commander had for some time prepared a revolt against the emperor. Now he murders the emperor and all the priests, thereby saving Sia… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As directed by Dani Kouyate of Burkina Faso, Sia lacks visual flair. But Kouyate elicits strong performances from his cast, and he delivers a powerful commentary on how governments lie, no matter who runs them."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Colorful and deceptively buoyant until it suddenly pulls the rug out from under you, Burkinabe filmmaker Dani Kouyate's reworking of a folk story whose roots go back to 7th-century oral traditions is also a pointed political allegory."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The stripped-down approach does give the film a certain timeless quality, but the measured pace and lack of dramatic inflection can also seem tedious."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"Mediocre fable from Burkina Faso."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"The subtitled costume drama is set in a remote African empire before cell phones, guns, and the internal combustion engine, but the politics that thump through it are as timely as tomorrow."
‑ Elizabeth Zimmer, Village Voice
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