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FULL SYNOPSIS

This French-Senegal co-production is based on a story by L.S. Senghor. An out of work Senegalese man, Ibrahim (Makhouredia Gueye), receives a money order by his nephew. Unfortunately, the uncle has no identity card which will enable him to cash the check. He tries to obtain a card, but is stymied because he lacks a birth certificate. In order to get this valuable document, he must have a photograph taken...and on and on and on it goes. Thus begins Ibrahim's nightmarish foray into the honeycomb-like world of African bureaucracy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:November 6, 1968

Cast

Makhouredia Gueye
as Ibrahim

Crew

Ousmane Sembene
Director
Jean Maumy
Producer
Ousmane Sembene
Screenwriter
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