52nd edition

Touki Bouki

Fortnight 1973, Feature film, 95'

Synopsis

Mory, a cowherd who rides a motorcycle mounted with a cow’s skull, and Anta, a university student, have met in Dakar, Senegal’s capital. Alienated and disaffected with Senegal and Africa, they long to go to Paris and work up different con schemes to raise the money. Mory steals clothing and money from a wealthy gay man who had brought him home, and he and Anta book passage on a ship to France.

Casting

  • Aminata Fall
  • Magaye Niang
  • Mareme Niang
  • Ousseynou Diop

Team

Screenplay
Djibril Diop Mambety

Image
Georges Bracher

Production

Prod : Studio Cinégrit
Dakar
B.P. 2509

Title in Original Version : Le voyage de la hyène

Press release

“Le cinéma de Djibril Diop Mambety est animé par un esprit subversif” / Sud Quotidien 25.07.2016

“Ce film de 1973 est le premier, le plus exalté, le plus extraordinairement inventif des sept longs-métrages du Sénégalais Djibril Diop Mambéty” / Le Monde 01.04.2014

Touki Bouki itself is an abrasive blend of playful abstraction, wicked satire, and dreary political commentary” / joylesscreatures.com 07.03.2014