Touki Bouki

Touki Bouki

Director: Djibril Diop Mambety Cast: Magaye Niang, Mar_me Niang


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Touki Bouki

A pair of alienated African lovers scheme to escape their bleak existence for a brighter future in the "City of Lights" in filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambety's allegorical study of fear and freedom. Realizing that they have failed to connect to society in a meaningful and fulfilling manner, Mory and his devoted girlfriend Anna hustle for the funds that will allow them to leave their hometown of Dakar and catch a boat to Paris. Though their initial efforts to scam the necessary escape funds are thwarted, a subsequent stroke of good luck finds their simple but trying plan finally coming into focus.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/2005
UPC: 0738329039424
Original Release: 1973
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Video
Time: 1:25:00

Special Features

Contras' City -- a short film by Djibril Diop Mambety (1969, color, 21 min, in French w/English subtitles); Optional English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Touki Bouki
1. Life in Dakar [6:15]
2. Fight for Survival [7:05]
3. Sacrifice [5:55]
4. Longing to Escape [7:31]
5. Getting Away [6:25]
6. Bad Match [7:25]
7. Dreaming of Paris [6:19]
8. The Red Lion [5:33]
9. Wolof Prince [10:06]
10. Ready to Sail [8:15]
11. Running Back [7:41]
12. Separate Ways [6:57]

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