MANDABI (DIE ÜBERWEISUNG)
FILMFORUM IM MUSEUM LUDWIG
An unemployed man from the suburbs of Dakar has received a postal order for a small sum of money from his nephew in France, but he can’t accept it because he has no identity card. After an unbelievable and grotesque series of entanglements, the bitter moral of the film is that society’s honest men are always cheated. A humorous and pointed critique of bureaucracy and petty bourgeois behaviour in Senegal.
MANDABI was Sembène’s first film in the national language Wolof. In 1968, it was awarded the Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and has since become one of the classics of African cinema. Now, it can be rediscovered in this extensively digitised version.
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MANDABI (DIE ÜBERWEISUNG) Direction: Ousmane Sembène, DCP, OF m. dt. UT, 92 min