Moussa Sene Absa
Ismaël Lô as Daam
Ndèye Fatou Ndaw as Gagnesiri
Thierno Ndiaye Doss as Président,
Ahmed Attia as Prostitute, Amadou Diop
Ndèye Bineta Diop as Kiné Akéla Sagna
This film tells the story of the rise and fall of an idealistic young politician. Daam, a politician must choose between two social paradigms exemplified by his two wives. The first, Gagnesiri, is the village beauty, who waits patiently for Daam. Unfortunately, they are unable to conceive a child, so Daam takes European-educated Kiné, who is eager to get ahead by marrying a politician. Daam becomes involved in a shady business deal with Président, a local businessman, and when the details are made public he is forced out in disgrace.
David Rooney, Review: ‘Senegalese-French’. Variety.
Reviews: Music by Louise Gray. New Internationalist no. 314: 34.