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

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 29, 1969
DVD Release Date: May 31, 2005
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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.

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Louis Proyect

A postcolonial film by Africa's greatest director

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Roger Greenspun
New York Times

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

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Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

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

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TV Guide

A breakthrough film for Sembene.

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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