Madame Brouette (Senegal: 2002)


Moussa Sene Absa

Cast list

Rokhaya Niang ... Mati
Aboubacar Sadikh Ba
Aboubacar Sadikh Ba ... Naago
Kadiatou Sy Kadiatou Sy ... Ndaxte
Ndeye Seneba Seck Ndeye Seneba Seck ... Ndeye
Ousseynou Diop
Akéla Sagna
Moustapha Niang
Juliette Ba ... (as Juliette Aita Ba)
Mody Fall
Ibrahima Mbaye ... (as Ibrahima Mbaye Sope)

Bassirou Diakhate ... Biraan
Mamadou Diallo ... Policier n° 1
El Hadj Dieng ... Père de Mati
Seynabou Sarr ... Fille du Commissariat
Samba Wane ... Inspecteur impôts


Produced by

Badou Ba
Danielle Champoux
Rock Demers
Claude Gilaizeau
Moussa Sene Absa

Music by

Maadu Diabaté
Serge Fiori Majoly

Cinematography by Jean-Jacques Bouhon

Film Editing by Matthieu Roy-Décarie

Production Design by Moustapha Ndaye ... (as Moustapha Ndiaye)

Costume Design by Fatou Kande Senghor

Production Management

Danielle Champoux ...unit production manager
Joe Yared ... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Demba Dieye ... second assistant director
Pierre Magny ... assistant director

Sound Department

Luc Boudrias ... sound re-recording mixer
Jo Caron ... adr foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Louis Collin ... sound editor
Guy Francoeur ... foley artist
Jean-Pierre Pinard ... dialogue editor
Philippe Scultety ... sound mixer / sound
Benoit Touchette ... sound coordinator
Raymond Vermette ... sound / supervising sound editor

Editorial Department

Christian Gravel ... supervising assistant editor
Esther Michaud ... assistant editor

Other crew

Lydia Kpakpo ... production secretary
Claudette Messier ... script supervisor
Caroline Mireault ... production coordinator


A murder investigation frames the background for the story in this film. Madame Brouette is a strong woman who is dedicated to providing for herself and for her daughter while living in a poor neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal. Flashbacks help develop the mystery of the murder of Naago, a police man and Madame Brouette’s boyfriend. Madame Brouette’s neighbors comment on her life and good character, and the question of whether she or a local crook killed Naago is raised.



Dr. Peter Wuteh Vakunta, Voice of the Voiceless: Review of Madame Brouette by Moussa Sene Absa. Up Station Mountain Club (blog).

Dennis Harvey, Review: ‘Madame Brouette’. Variety (entertainment news).

Ted Shen, Madame Brouette. Chicago Reader (newspaper).

Madame Brouette by Kirk Honeycutt. The Hollywood Reporter, February 12, 2003.




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