Timbuktu

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2015 | PG-13 | Drama

Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the... more

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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DIRECTOR

Abderrahmane Sissako

Screenwriter

Abderrahmane Sissako

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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements

Storyline

Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered “GPS,” his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.
official plot version from cohenmedia.net

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Mauritania's official entry for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

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