Mandabi (The Criterion Collection)

Mandabi (The Criterion Collection)

Makhouredia Gueye
Director: Ousmane Sembene Cast: Makhouredia Gueye
Ousmane Sembene


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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 cash the check. He tries to obtain a card, but is stymied because he lacks a birth certificate. In order to get this valuable document, he must have a photograph taken...and on and on and on it goes. Thus begins Ibrahim's nightmarish foray into the honeycomb-like world of African bureaucracy.

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Release Date: 02/16/2021
UPC: 0715515255110
Original Release: 1968
Source: Criterion Collection
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 11,922

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