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3.3
19 Ratings

Guimba the Tyrant

Guimba, un tyran une époque

Directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Burkina Faso, 1995
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

An African legend forms the basis of this African and German-produced film that is set within an ancient desert town, Sitakili. It is a prosperous town filled with beautiful mud palaces, and is ruled by the despotic tyrant Guimba Dunbuya who spends his day supine on a dais surrounded by servants.

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Guimba the Tyrant Directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1995 | Winner: Swissair/Crossair Special Prize