Sexe, Gombo et Beurre Sale (Sex, Okra and Salted Butter) (Chad: 2008)


Mahamat Saleh Haroun

Cast list

Marius Yelolo
Mata Gabin
Aïssa Maïga
Diouc Koma
Lorella Cravotta
Manuel Blanc
Jean-Pierre Bouchard
Mouffok Boumaza
Philippe-Hervé Gomez
Andrew Isar
Omar Kébé
Patrick Lataillade
Christian Loustau
Charles-Etienne N’Diay
Vincent N’Diaye
Marie-Philomène Nga
Sophie Robin
Claudia Tagbo
Boudary Traoré


Writing: Isabelle Boni-Claverie, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Producers: Nicolas Blanc, Philippe Hagège

Music: Emmanuel Ferrier

Cinematography: François Kuhnel

Film Editing: Marie-Hélène Dozo

Production Design: Boubacar Seck


Sexe, Gombo et Beurre Sale is a comedy of manners set in France. With an ensemble cast, Haroun tells the story of a recently emigrated African family. A series of shifts shake the family, including the mother’s departure with her white lover. Malik, her husband, a macho and a very traditional man, sees his whole world turn upside down. He suddenly has to take care of two small children alone and, on top of that, discovers that his third son, a handsome young man, is homosexual. The arrival of beautiful Amina, the lonely neighbor, and of Malik’s sister in law from Abidjan, provokes quite a few surprising twists. The film explores many of Haroun’s signature topics such as absent parents and revenge versus reconciliation.


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