Samba Traoré (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 FilmsMusic 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 of Personal Happiness.” New York Times Review.

Accolades :

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