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Tableau Ferraille



Name: Tableau Ferraille

Country: Senegal

Year of publication: 1996

Format: 35 mm

Color: color

Language : OF m. engl. UT

Duration: 90 Minuten

Direction: Absa, Moussa Sene

Screenplay: Absa, Moussa Sene

Camera: Chatry, Bertrand

Editing: Chavance, Pascale

Sound: Salla, Maguette

Actor: Lô, Ismaël; Ndaw, Fatou Ndaw; Doss, Thierno Ndiaye


Daam is an intellectual, a political leader who climbs so fast the rungs of the hierarchical ladder in politics, before tumbling all the way down to decline. A broken man, he is to lose his prestige being caught in the net of his family and friend`s nasty tricks and cruelty, those very people who yesterday were hovering round him for help. Daam is bigamous. Gagneri his first wife is a lovely and warm-hearted woman, but she is barren. Yet, she is a real support to her husband in moments of happiness and hardship as well. His second wife, who is fortunate enough to have children is a selfish and timeversing lady. She is to bring misfortune to the family for betraying and leaving her husband when he is left without any financial means.
Like such past Senegalese masterpieces as Ousmane Sembene`s Xala and Djibril Diop Mambety`s Hyenas, Tableau Ferraille deplores the exploitation of the promise of true African independence by a corrupt post-colonial elite.