Samba Traoré (1992) (Burkina Faso: 1992)

Director

Idrissa Ouédraogo

Cast list

Abdoulaye Komboudri : Salif

Bakary Sangaré : Samba Traoré

Irène Tassembédo : Binta

Mariam Kaba : Saratou

Hyppolite Ouangrawa : Israël

Credits

Director : Idrissa Ouédraogo
Screenwriters : Santiago Amigorena, Jacques Arhex, Idrissa Ouédraogo
Directors of Photography : Pierre Laurent Chenieux, Mathieu Vadepied
Sound : Sabine Boss, Dominique Hennequin, Alix Comte
Editor : Joëlle Dufour
Production Designer : Les Films de l’Avenir, Les Films de la Plaine, Waka Films

Music Composers : Lamine Konté, Faton Cahen
Costume Designer : Oumou Sy

Synopsis

Two men in the night commit a crime at a service station. One of them is killed, the other, Samba, flees with a tiny suitcase full of bank-notes. Samba returns to his village where a new life starts for him... But does one ever forget the past which haunts us?

Reviews

Janet Maslin. “A Thief Faces the Cost f Personal Happiness.” New York Times Review.

http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9F0CE5D8123AF933A2575AC0A965958260

 

Accolades :

 

  • Berlin Film Festival : Silver Bear
  • Carthage Film Festival : Tanit d’Argent