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Madame Brouette (2002)

L'extraordinaire destin de Madame Brouette (original title)
-Mati, a divorced mother of a young daughter, makes a living selling bric-a-bric from a wheelbarrow and dreams of opening a snack bar. But she falls for the charms of Naago, a cop, and it's... See full summary »

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Moussa Sene Absa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rokhaya Niang Rokhaya Niang ... Mati
Aboubacar Sadikh Ba Aboubacar Sadikh Ba ... Naago
Kadiatou Sy Kadiatou Sy ... Ndaxte
Ndeye Seneba Seck Ndeye Seneba Seck ... Ndeye
Ousseynou Diop Ousseynou Diop
Akéla Sagna Akéla Sagna ... London Pipe
Moustapha Niang Moustapha Niang ... Samba
Juliette Ba Juliette Ba ... Xuja (as Juliette Aita Ba)
Mody Fall Mody Fall ... Colombo
Ibrahima Mbaye ... Boy Tche (as Ibrahima Mbaye Sope)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bassirou Diakhate Bassirou Diakhate ... Biraan
Mamadou Diallo Mamadou Diallo ... Policier n° 1
El Hadj Dieng El Hadj Dieng ... Père de Mati
Seynabou Sarr Seynabou Sarr ... Fille du Commissariat
Samba Wane Samba Wane ... Inspecteur impôts
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-Mati, a divorced mother of a young daughter, makes a living selling bric-a-bric from a wheelbarrow and dreams of opening a snack bar. But she falls for the charms of Naago, a cop, and it's only when the Tajaboom festival arrives that her opportunity for escape emerges.

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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Country:

Canada | Senegal | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 December 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Madame Brouette See more »

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Budget:

CAD2,400,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Colombo meets Guelwaar
13 May 2003 | by webdakSee all my reviews

A murder investigation frames the background for narrating the story of Madame Brouette (Rokhaya Niang) - a strong woman, who is dedicated to make a living for herself and her daughter in some poor neighbourhood in Dakar, Senengal. Flash-backs are developing the events which lead to the murder of the police man Naago, who was also her boyfriend and lover. Neighbours comment on her life and her good character - did she really murder Naago or was it maybe "London Pipe", a crook and local gangster? Director Moussa Sene Absa used first time actors (e.g. Naago is played by Aboubacar Sadikh Ba, a school teacher), but they all are playing their part very well. Absa likes to give his movies a specific color - which are yellow and orange in this film - and uses it to increase the beauty of the natural settings. Even though "Inspector Colombo" is only a funny & incapable character in this film, pace and storyline of "Madame Brouette" also remind of the famous detective series. On another thought, famous Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene used a similar style of telling the life of the main character in flashbacks in his movie "Guelwaar". --- I saw this film at the Tribeca Film Festival 2003, where it was part of the official selection. I give it 8 of 10 stars. Watch it, when you have a chance - Wigbert Boell/ WebdaK Group.


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