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2014 / France, Mauritania / 100 min / N-13
Total votes: 71, Average: 8.1
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Director(s) - Abderrahmane Sissako
Screenwriter(s) - Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall
Actors - Ibrahim Ahmed, Toulou Kiki, Abel Jafri, Fatoumata Diawara, Hichem Yacoubi, Kettly Noel, Layla Walet Mohamed
Producer(s) - Abderrahmane Sissako, Sylvie Pialat
Cinematographer - Sofian El Fani
Editor(s) - Nadia Ben Rachid
Composer(s) - Amine Bouhafa
Sales agent - Le Pacte
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Dialogues - French, Arabic
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English

Timbuktu is silent, the doors closed, the streets empty. No more music, no tea, no cigarettes, no football games, no bright colors, no laughs. The women have become shadows. The religious fundamentalists are spreading terror in the region. In the dunes, away from the chaos, Kidane enjoys a quiet life with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya and Issan, his little shepherd. But his peace is short-lived. After accidentally killing Amadou, a fisherman who stroke down his favorite cow, Kidane must face the law of the new foreign rulers determined to defeat an open and tolerant Islam. Against the humiliations and acts of brutality performed by these complex men, Timbuktu tells the story of the silent struggle of the people, the fight for life of little Issan, and the uncertain future of the children.

About Directors

Abderrahmane Sissako (b. 1961 in Mauritania).


"The Game" (1991, short), "Octobre (1993, short), "Life on Earth" (1998), "Rostov-Luanda" (1998, doc.), "Waiting for Happiness" (2002), "Bamako" (2006, "Kino pavasaris"), "Stories on Human Rights: Dignity" (2008, short), "8: Tiya's Dream" (2008, short), "Timbuktu" (2014, "Kino pavasaris").