New Yorker Films | Release Date: October 15, 2004
Summary: A rousing polemic directed against the still common African practice of female circumcision, Moolaadé is set in a small African village, where four young girls facing ritual "purification" flee to the household of Collé Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from mutilation. Collé invokes the time-honored custom of moolaadé (sanctuary) to protect the fugitives, and tension mounts as the ensuing stand-off pits Collé against village traditionalists (both male and female) and endangers the prospective marriage of her daughter to the heir-apparent to the tribal throne. [New Yorker Films]
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Runtime: 124 min
Rating: Unrated
Official Site: http://www.newyorkerfilms.com/Moolaad%26eacute%3B-%282004%29/1/353/
Production: Ciné-Sud Promotion
Genres: Drama
Countries: France, Morocco, Cameroon, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Senegal
Languages: French, Bambara
Home Release Date: Dec 11, 2007
Director Credit
Ousmane Sembene Director
Writer Credit
Ousmane Sembene Writer
Cast Credit
Aminata Dao Alima Bâ
Bakaramoto Sanogo Abdou
Balla Habib Dembélé Sacristain
Cheick Oumar Maiga Kémo Tiékura
Dominique Zeïda Mercenaire
Fatoumata Coulibaly Collé Gallo Ardo Sy
Gustave Sorgho Bakary
Joseph Traoré Dugutigi
Mah Compaoré Doyenne Des Exciseuses
Maimouna Hélène Diarra Hadjatou
Modibo Sangaré Balla Bathily
Ousmane Konaté Amath Bathily
Rasmane Ouedraogo Ciré Bathily
Salimata Traoré Amasatou
Théophile Sowié Ibrahima
Producer Credit
Ousmane Sembene Producer
Thierry Lenouvel Co-Producer