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Director  Djibril Diop Mambety
Film series  Tales of Ordinary People
Writer  Djibril Diop Mambety
Language  Wolof
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Short, Comedy
Duration  
Country  Senegal
Le Franc movie poster
Release date  August 1994 (Locarno Film Festival) September 11, 1995 (1995-09-11) (Toronto Film Festival)
Initial release  October 9, 1995 (New York City)
Cast  Dieye Ma Dieye (Marigo), Aminata Fall (Landlady), Demba Bâ (The Dwarf)
Music director  Issa Cissokho, Moussa NDiaye, Dieye Ma Dieye
Similar movies  Set in Senegal, Comedies

Le professeur moustapha kasse sur le franc cfa


Le Franc is a 1994 Senegalese short comedy film, directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty.

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Le Franc movie scenes

Le Franc is about Marigo, a penniless musician living in a shanty town, relentlessly harassed by his formidable landlady.

This film uses the French government's 50% devaluation of the West African CFA franc in 1994, and the resulting hardships as the basis for a whimsical commentary on using the lottery for survival.

Le Franc was originally intended as the first film of a trilogy under the title, Tales of Ordinary People. However, Mambety’s untimely death in 1998 prevented the completion of the third film.

Synopsis

Marigo the musician dreams with his instrument – a congoma – confiscated by his landlady because he never pays the rent. He gets hold of a lottery ticket and decides to put it in a safe place while he waits for the draw: he glues it to the back of his door. The night of the draw, fortune blinds Marigo, he is the proud owner of the winning ticket. He already sees himself as a millionaire, with a thousand congomas, an orchestra and a private plane… He even has visions of the charismatic Aminata Fall, symbol of capitalism in Africa. But there is small problem; the ticket is glued to the door…

Cast

  • Demba Bâ as "Dwarf"
  • Dieye Ma Dieye as "Marigo"
  • Aminata Fall as "Landlady"
  • Release

    Le Franc was released on DVD coupled with La petite vendeuse de Soleil (The Little Girl who Sold the Sun) and is distributed by California Newsreel Productions.

    References

    Le Franc Wikipedia
    Le Franc IMDb Le Franc themoviedb.org


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