Ceddo (Outsiders)
Ceddo (Outsiders) (1977)

Set in the 17th century, the kidnapping of a proud African princess becomes the catalyst in a power struggle involving guardians of tradition, missionaries, and slave traders.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 1977
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Ousmane Sembene's 1977 Senegalese film was attacked for daring to depict life in precolonial Africa as something less than paradisiacal.

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TV Guide

Most of the film consists of meetings between different factions and groups, all conducted according to ancient tribal customs.

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Time Out

Banned in Senegal on an absurd technicality which is merely the tip of an iceberg of threats posed by a film which picks at the scab of many of Senegal's current sores.

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An interesting but failed attempt to shed some light on Senegal's history.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Only twice, in fantasy sequences, does Mr. Sembene allow himself the imaginative film maker's freedom to distort history to achieve some kind of dramatic truth. The rest is picturesque.

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Mark R. Leeper

Micro-epic from Senegal. The film is weak on style, acting, and pacing, but has a really good story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Ceddo" starts with Princess Dior(Tabara N'Diaye) being kidnapped by a group of escaped slaves with the hope that they will… More