Samba Traoré

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Samba (Bakary Sangare) has returned unannounced to his home village, bringing with him a suitcase full of money. Despite his protests that this is money that he earned in the city, the villagers have their doubts. In fact, he held up a gas station and unintentionally killed its attendant, and is in hiding here. Meanwhile, he has married a woman (Mariam Kaba) with a child who left her husband and built a house for her. He is building a bar with his remaining money, but he encounters a situation which makes him believe that he will be exposed to the police, and runs away, leaving a pregnant, very ill wife behind, much to the disgust of the villagers and Samba's own family.

  1. Idrissa Ouedraogo

    Director, Writer

  2. Jacques Arhex


  3. Santiago Amigorena


Top Billed Cast

  1. Bakary Sangaré

    Bakary Sangaré

    Samba Traoré

  2. Mariam Kaba


  3. Abdoulaye Komboudri


  4. Irène Tassembédo

    Irène Tassembédo


  5. Moumouni Campaoré


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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 8, 1992


Original Language Bambara

Runtime 1h 25m

Budget -

Revenue -



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