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Xala (1975)  link to Xala on IMDb  

Number: Brown 8

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IMDb Rating:
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6.8/10 (1167 votes)

Country: World, 123 minutes

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Comedy

Director(s): Ousmane Sembene

Cast: Thierno Leye (as El Hadji Aboucader Beye), Myriam Niang (as Rama, El Hadji's daughter), Seune Samb (as Adja Assatu, El Hadji's first wife), Fatim Diagne (as El Hadji's secretary), Younouss Seye (as Oumi, El Hadji's second Wife)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the government. One official, Aboucader Beye, known by the title "El Hadji," takes advantage of some of that money to marry his third wife, to the sorrow and chagrin of his first two wives and the resentment of his nationalist daughter. But he discovers on his wedding night that he has been struck with a "xala," a curse of impotence. El Hadji goes to comic lengths to find the cause and remove the xala, resulting in a scathing satirical ending.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Unknown

Apr 26, 2017