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The Cinema of Ousmane Sembène

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Director: Ousmane Sembène

Country: Senegal/France
Year: 1974
Duration: 123m
A businessman is struck with impotence and his attempts at a cure prove disastrous. In this fierce satire, Ousmane Sembène lashes the leaders of a newly independent African state for their slavish imitation of their past colonial masters, down to their corrupt and conspicuous consumption.

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