(orig. TWIST À BAMAKO)
German PremiereFrance, Canada, Senegal 2021Language:FrenchSubtitles:EnglishDirector:Robert GuédiguianWriter:Gilles Taurand, Robert GuédiguianCinematographer:Pierre MilonEditor:Bernard SasiaMusic:Olivier AlarySound:Laurent LafranWith:Stéphane Bak, Alice Da Luz, Saabo Balde, Bakary Diombera, Ahmed Dramé, Diouc Koma, Miveck Packa, Issaka SawadogoProducer:Marc Bordure, Robert Guédiguian, Yanick Létourneau, Angèle DiabangProduction Company:AGAT Films, Périphéria et KaroninkaDistributor:mk2 Films129 min, Colour
1962 in Bamako, a little more than a year after the decolonisation of Mali, the attainment of independence and the founding of a republic: the young people dance the twist, listen to rock'n'roll, dream of a political renaissance and praise their ideological role models Lumumba and Ho Chi-Minh. But decolonisation is complicated and the interests of many have to be satisfied. Samba, sent deep into the bush to convert the villagers to the collective virtues of revolutionary freedom, feels a bit like a preacher in the desert. In the midst of this turbulence, the young socialist falls in love with Lara, who is in an arranged marriage.
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Director's Biography:Robert Guédiguian is a French film director and producer of German-Armenian descent, born in Marseille in 1953. He studied sociology; social dramas are his preferred genre. He is co-founder of the production company Agat Films.
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