[Paris] : Agence intergouvernementale de la francophonie, [2004?]
Video — 1 videodisc (90 min. [that is, 83 min.]) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + program notes Sound: digital; optical; stereo.Dolby AC3 2.0. Video: PAL. Digital: video file.DVD video; all regions.
"TGV is an express bus driven by Rambo between Dakar (Senegal) and Conakry (Guinea). Before setting off, Rambo and his passengers are warned that the Bassari tribe on the border is in revolt. On hearing the news, only a dozen or so passengers decide to make the risky trip with Rambo and Demba, his assistant. The group is joined by a dismissed government minister, his wife, plus Roger and Sylvia. Various personalities come to the fore and complex relationships form as dangerous and unexpected events unfold."--Unifrance website.
Video — 1 online resource (120 minutes) Digital: data file.
Faat Kine joins a number of recent African films which use abusive, patriarchal relationships to symbolize the more general despoiling of Africa by a corrupt and ineffective (male) elite. Sembene may have first suggested this equation when the disgusted wife at the end of Borom Sarret leaves to earn the dinner money, probably by prostitution. By the time of Xala, El Hadji clearly represents a neo-colonialism scorned by his wives and daughter. In Moussa Sene Absa's Tableau Ferraille Gagnesiri, the faithful, traditional wife sails away from Damm, her vacillating politician husband, representing grassroots Africa finally abandoning its often self-interested leaders to set is own course; one can even imagine her becoming the self-reliant businesswoman, Faat Kine.