Touki Bouki (1973)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Senegal  |  
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Two youngsters attempt to escape what they perceive to be the poverty and backwardness of their native Senegal. In this movie, a boy (Magaye Niang) and a girl (Mareme Niang) try to gather the funds and connections to enable them to move to France. They believe they will find better wages and a better life there. The boy engages in a number of petty thefts to finance his ambitions but in the end cannot leave without a fetish amulet which he has lost somewhere. The girl fares better.

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exodus, France, freedom, hometown, captive, captor, escape, poverty, robbery