Twist à Bamako

2 hr 9 min
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1962. In newly-independent Mali, the Bamako youth dances the twist to western music whilst Samba, son of a wealthy shopkeeper, travels the country to explain the virtues of socialism to small farmers. And then, in the region of Bambara, that he suddenly meets Lara, a young woman forced into marriage...

Directed by: Robert Guédiguian (France/Canada/Senegal, 2020)
Cast: Stéphane Bak (Samba), Alice Da Luz (Lara), Saabo Balde (Jules), Bakary Diombera (Badian), Ahmed Dramé (Bakary), Diouc Koma (Namori), Miveck Packa (Bintou), Issaka Sawadogo (Lassana)
Genre: dramedy