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145 Ratings

The Wagoner

Borom sarret

Directed by Ousmane Sembène
Senegal, 1963
Drama, Short


Opens to the stark emptiness of a black screen, evocatively filled by the sound of a solemn, mystical tribal chant incanted amid the asynchrony of a blunt, rhythmic beat. The darkness subsequently reveals a high contrast, daylight shot of the impoverished native quarters.

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The Wagoner Directed by Ousmane Sembène

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


Venice Film Festival


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