Country: Senegal
Year: 1964
Duration: 11'

Marriages arranged by the family are no longer accepted by the new generations. In the tones of a pantomime in dance from traditional comedy theatre, the film tells the story of a father greedy for money who wants to marry off his daughter, Sindiely, by force. The old and wealthy suitor and the young man in love with Sindiely come to blows in a sort of mimed dance. The father will be forced to retrace his steps.


film director

Paulin Soumanou Vieyra


& Credits

Director and screenplay: Paulin Soumanou Vieyra.
Director of photography: André Joussé.
Editor: André Gaudier.
Production company: Paulin Soumanou Vieyra e Ministère de la Coopération Français.