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Timbuktu

Timbuktu

Timbuktu

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cast: Abel Jafri, Hichem Yacoubi

year: 2014

colour: yes

certificate: -12

director: Abderrahmane Sissako

runtime: 96

Kidane (Abel Jafri), his wife Satima (Hichem Yacoubi), their daughter Toya and their shepherd Issan are spending quiet days in the Malian desert, near Timbuktu. But when Kidane accidentally kills a fisherman, they are forced to submit to sharia imposed by a group of islamists who have taken control of the region, depriving the people of music, laughter, football and cigarettes.


COMMENTS:

03/09/2015 - patriciaconnell said : mark * * * * *

An amazing film. A must see.

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