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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Set in an isolated village in the scrublands of Burkina Faso, this is a compelling tale of filial disobedience and fraternal loyalty from Idrissa Ouedraogo. Deftly handling the complexities of the plot and making expert use of the colours and vistas of the landscape, director Ouedraogo courageously questions an array of tribal customs, including the "tilaï", the ancient law that insists that incest is punishable by death. The stately pace (so typical of much sub-Saharan cinema) and the glowing photography enhance the power of the drama, which is enacted with admirable naturalism by a largely non-professional cast.

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SagaRasmane Ouedraogo
NogmaIna Cisse
KuilgaRoukietou Barry
KougriAssane Ouedraogo
PokoSibidou Sidibe
TengaMoumouni Ouedraogo
BoreMariam Barry
NomenabaSeydou Ouedraogo
KoudpokoMariam Ouedraogo
PorgoDaouda Porgo
MaigaKogre Warma
GanameMamadou Ganame

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DirectorIdrissa Ouedraogo

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