Country: Senegal
Year: 1965
Duration: 18'

A hunter dies in a lion's jaws and leaves a wife and two children. The elder child, who is now the only man around the house, is called the little husband. Because of this nickname, he becomes the laughingstock of all the children in the village. Desperate, the child runs away and drowns in the sea. His mother and sister will follow the same fate. The film is based on a story by Birago Diop.


film director

Paulin Soumanou Vieyra


& Credits

Director and screenplay: Paulin Soumanou Vieyra.
Production company: Ministère de la Coopération Français.