Hyenas (Blu-ray)

Directed by : Djibril Diop Mambéty
Available Date : 05/26/2020
Release Year : 1992
Running Time : 110
UPC : 738329246068
Country : Senegal
Language: Wolof w/English subt.
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Awash in the hypnotic colors and intoxicating sounds of West Africa, Hyenas is a wicked comedy by director Djibril Diop Mambéty (Touki Bouki), depicting the devastating effects of greed on a small, poverty-stricken village.

Dramaan Drameh (Mansour Diof) is a respected, convivial shopkeeper in the tiny village of Colobane. But a forgotten act of cruelty committed thirty years in his past comes back to haunt him when the young girl he impregnated and abandoned returns seeking revenge. Now a weary, calculating millioniress, Linguère Ramatou (Ami Diakhate) offers the citizens of Colobane her riches in exchange for just one thing: the life of the man who betrayed her. Dramaan's neighbors at first scoff at Linguère's gruesome offer but -- dazzled by the televisions, cigarettes, and refrigerators Linguère's money can buy -- they begin to reconsider their allegiance to Colobane's once beloved merchant...and the "reign of the hyenas" begins.

A shrewd glimpse of human nature at its darkest, Hyenas has been celebrated by audiences around the world as a witty, acidic satire of consumer culture and its corruption of modern Africa. It was ingeniously adapted by Mambéty from Swiss writer Friedrich Durrenmatt's play The Visit.

Product Extras :

Audio commentary by film scholar Boukary Sawadogo, Ph.D. | Booklet with introduction by culture writer Rooney Elmi and interview with director Djibril Diop Mambéty | Trailers

Publish Date : 2020-04-28
UV Canada Link : https://unobstructedview.com/hyenas-blu-ray-kin24606-web.html
  • Djibril Diop Mambéty - Director
  • Ami Diakhate - Actor
  • Mansour Diouf - Actor
  • Faly Gueye - Actor
  • Omar Ba - Actor

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