Le franc

  • 1994
  • Senegal/Switzerland/France
  • 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Djibril Diop Mambety
  • Cast: Dieye Ma Dieye, Aminata Fall, Demba Ba

The first in a planned, but unfinished, trilogy in which Mambety pays tributes to the poor, 'Le franc' centres on Marigo, a penniless musician whose congoma (a type of guitar) has been stolen by his fearsome landlady.

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