Hyenas

(Hyènes)

Linguère Ramatou returns to Colobane, a once charming village now devastated by poverty, with fabulous wealth and a promise to save her people. But tied to this promise is a deadly bargain: the lover who had betrayed a 16-year-old, pregnant Linguère, must be executed. Hyenas is a cautionary tale packed with humorous, compassionate yet explosive scenes crafted by one of the masters of African cinema.

Production Year

1992

Director

Djibril Diop Mambéty

Countries

France Senegal Switzerland

Dialogue Language

Wolof

Subtitle Language

English