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Touki Bouki.

Diop Mambety, Djibril, (film director.). Fall, Aminata, (actor.). Niang, Magaye, (actor.). Niang, Mareme, (actor.). Diop, Ousseynou, (actor.). The Criterion Collection (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).


With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, Djibril Diop Mambéty paints a vivid, fractured portrait of Senegal in the early 1970s. In this French New Wave–influenced fantasy-drama, two young lovers long to leave Dakar for the glamour and comforts of France, but their escape plan is beset by complications both concrete and mystical. Characterized by dazzling imagery and music, the alternately manic and meditative TOUKI BOUKI is widely considered one of the most important African films ever made.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (91 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : The Criterion Collection, 1973.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Aminata Fall, Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Ousseynou Diop
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by The Criterion Collection in 1973.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Foreign films.
Motion pictures.
Genre: Feature films.

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