Samba le Grand (Niger: 1977)

Director

Moustapha Alassane

Credits

Directed and Produced by Moustapha Alassane

Synopsis

Samba le Grand is an animated puppet show that tells the story of a legendary hero who asks a dazzlingly beautiful princess for her hand in marriage. She imposes several tests from which he emerges victorious, but only death can unite the two lovers in the end.

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