Guelwaar (1993)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 55mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ousmane Sembene Director n/a 2 2000001
Ousmane Sembene Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jacques Perrin Producer n/a 3 3000002
Thierno Faty Sow Actor Benoit 1 1000022
El Hadji Ndiaye Actor Prefect of Police 1 1000021
Fatou Keita Actor Oumy 1 1000019
Sadara Mbaye Actor Mayor 1 1000020
Ousmane Sembene Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Dominique Gentil Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Oumou Sy Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Ndiouga Mactar Ba Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Moustapha Ndiaye Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Francois Laurent Sylva Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Marie-Aimme Debril Editor n/a 172 7000001
Baaba Maal Music n/a 120781 8000001
Mbayang Gaye Actor Aminta 1 1000018
Babacar Faye Actor Yamar Ciss 1 1000017
Marie-Augustine Diatta Actor Sophie 1 1000006
Samba Wane Actor Gor Mag 1 1000007
Joseph Sane Actor Father Leon 1 1000008
Mustapha Diop Actor Aloys 1 1000005
Ndiawar Diop Actor Barthelemy 1 1000004
Mame Ndoumbe Diop Actor Nogoy Marie Thioune 1 1000002
Thierno Ndiaye Actor (Guelwaar) 1 1000003
Coly Mbaye Actor Alfred 1 1000009
Isseu Niang Actor Veronique 1 1000010
Babacar Mbaye Actor Mor Ciss 1 1000015
Aley Niang Actor Noffene Ciss 1 1000016
Omar "Parisien" Gueye Actor Baye Aly 1 1000014
Abou Camara Actor Imam Biram 1 1000013
Myriam Niang Actor Helene 1 1000011
Cheikh Diongue Actor Etienne 1 1000012
Omar Seck Actor Gora 1 1000001
Confusion strikes after the mysterious death, and even more mysterious disappearance after death, of Pierre Henri Thioune (called Guelwaar, the Noble One), a political activist, philandering patriarch, and pillar of the local Christian community. To the horror of his fellow Christians, it is discovered that Guelwaar's errant corpse was misidentified and mistakenly buried in a Muslim cemetery. This sets off a tempest of bureaucratic red tape, family conflicts, and religious factionalism, culminating in a tense standoff at the disputed grave site.