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Xala [videorecording] / Filmi Domireew et Société nationale cinématographique présentent ; directeur de production, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra ; écrit et réalisé par Sembene Ousmane
Alternate (uniform) Title Xala (Motion picture)
Alternate Title Curse
New York, NY : New Yorker Films, c2005, c1974
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PQ3989.S46 X3311 2005    AVAILABLE
Subject Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007 -- Film adaptations
Subject(s) Elite (Social sciences) -- Africa -- Drama
Subject Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960- -- Drama
Subject(s) Blessing and cursing -- Africa -- Drama
Polygamy -- Africa -- Drama
Impotence -- Africa -- Drama
Feature films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Language French and Wolof dialogue with English subtitles
Cast Thierno Leye, Seune Samb, Younouss Seye, Miriam Niang, Fatim Diagne, Moustapha Touré
Credits Photography, Georges Caristan ... [et al.] ; editor, Florence Eymon ; music, Samba Diabara Samb
Note Inspired by the novel by Sembène Ousmane
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974
DVD special features: scene selections
Summary In a fictional African country, a rich, self-made businessman and member of the post-colonial ruling elite takes on a third wife to show the world his wealth, only to be stricken by a curse resulting in impotency. His efforts at getting cured lead to disastrous yet comical results
Alternate Author Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007
Leye, Thierno
Samb, Seune
Seye, Younouss
Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007. Xala
Films Domirev (Firm)
Société nationale cinématographique
New Yorker Films

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