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Badou Boy aka Bad Boy

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Directed by  Djibril Diop Mambéty
Distributed by  Africa Film Library
Running time  57 minutes
Initial release  1970
Screenplay  Djibril Diop Mambéty
7.2/10 IMDb

Produced by  Maag Daan Productions
Release date  1970
Country  Senegal
Director  Djibril Diop Mambéty
Producer  Djibril Diop Mambéty
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Cast  Al Demba Ciss, Christoph Colomb, Aziz Diop Mambéty, Laminé Ba
Cinematography  Georges Bracher, Baidy Sow
Similar  Le Franc, The Little Girl Who Sold the, Touki Bouki, Hyènes, Amar Lenin

Badou Boy aka Bad Boy is a short film set against the backdrop of a bustling Dakar in the late 1960s. "Cop" believes "Boy" is a menace to society but he is merely a street kid trying to survive. As "Boy" leads "Cop" on a chase through the shantytowns to the city centre of Dakar, director Djibril Mambéty gives a nod to Charlie Chaplin's model of silent films. Mambéty was to return again and again to the theme of lonely people on the edge of society. The character of "Boy" stands out as particularly poignant. Mambéty also lays the basis for the profound critique of corrupting Western influences on Africa - a hallmark of his films.

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Casts

  • Lamine Ba
  • Al Demba Ciss
  • Christoph Colomb
  • Aziz diop Mambéty
  • Awards

  • 1970: Carthage Film Festival - Winner of the Silver Tanit Award for Best Film
  • Movie Trailer

  • Badou Boy aka Bad Boy sourced from the Africa Film Library
  • References

    Badou Boy aka Bad Boy Wikipedia


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