Two young lovers wander the streets of Dakar hatching wild schemes to raise money for their escape to Paris.
Non-linear, fast-paced, mixing primitive and modern imagery – Touki Bouki broke with the storytelling style of older African directors and imagined an electrifying new cinematic language to match a nation forging its own identity.
Senegal 1973 Dir Djibril Diop Mambéty 88 min
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Step into the Dark
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