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Hyènes AKA Hyenas (1992); Film of the Week #233 - Challenge
Topic Started: Jun 17 2018, 06:30:28 PM (133 Views)
joachimt
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Film of the Week #233: Hyènes AKA Hyenas (1992)

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A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's elders are reduced to selling town possessions to pay debts. Linguère, a former resident and local beauty, now very rich, returns to this, the village of her birth. The elders hope that she will be a benefactor to the village. To encourage her generosity, they appoint a local grocer, Dramaan, as mayor--who once courted her and will now try to persuade her to help. In fact, Linguère has returned with the intention of sharing her millions with the village but only in return for an unexpected action. This plot twist brings human folly and cynicism into sharp focus.

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This movie fits the current African Challenge.
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Simply great. I have just seen its predecessor at videoex 2018 this May, Touki Bouki has also great cinematography (maybe even better), but overall is not as good as this one. Both great movies pale however in comparison to the director's last work, 'La petite vendeuse de soleil', a tour de force of humanism that has very few equals.
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Great film, the source material fits like a glove and it's quite funny.
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Just finished this and enjoyed it quite a bit. Love the underlying story.
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rnilsson19
Jun 19 2018, 06:06:34 PM
Great film, the source material fits like a glove and it's quite funny.
You point out something that struck me as remarkable too, considering the story is by Swiss writer Dürrenmatt, it‘s like the plot found its heimat with this movie.
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didn't like the acting or cinematography
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