About

It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the government. One official, Aboucader Beye, known by the title "El Hadji," takes advantage of some of that money to marry his third wife, to the sorrow and chagrin of his first two wives and the resentment of his nati...

6.8
22
Directed by

Ousmane Sembene

Written by

Ousmane Sembene (Writer)

Runtime

123 minutes

Country

Senegal

Cast

Keywords

polygamy wedding political satire impotence

Lists

#83 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

#649 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?