GUIMBA, UN TYRAN, UNE ÉPOQUE (1995)

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Alternative titles

  • The TYRANT Alternative
  • GUIMBA Alternative
  • NIJUGU GUIMBA - THE TYRANT Alternative
  • GUIMBA - A TYRANT AND HIS AGE Alternative
  • Le TYRAN (NIJUGU GUIMBA) Alternative
  • NIJUGU GUIMBA LE TYRAN Alternative

Synopsis

In an ancient African kingdom, Guimba is the despotic ruler who lives, surrounded by attendants including Sambou the griot, with his dwarf son, Jangine. A magician who has subverted his powers for self-interest, Guimba takes his son's beautiful fiancée for himself while giving her mother to Jangine. The townspeople rise in revolt. The legend stands for the political upheavals of the country and attempts to show the positive values of African culture.

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