Guimba the Tyrant (1996)

Guimba the Tyrant
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Period
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michel Risse Music n/a 120781 8000002
Baba Keita Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Pierre Sauvageot Music n/a 120781 8000001
Joelle Dufour Editor n/a 172 7000002
Kahena Attia Editor n/a 172 7000001
Boubacar Doumbia Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Kandjoura Coulibaly Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Ibrahima Toure Production production director 120824 25000001
Clemence Bielov Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Joel Rangon Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Martin Boissau Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Lionel Cousin Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Cheikh Oumar Sissoko Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Habib Dembele Actor Sambou the Griot 1 1000005
Helene Diarra Actor Meya 1 1000004
Mouneissa Maiga Actor Kani 1 1000003
Lamine Diallo Actor Jangine 1 1000002
Fatoumata Coulibaly Actor Sadio 1 1000006
Cheick Oumar Meiga Actor Siriman 1 1000007
Sophie Salbot Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Idrissa Ouedraogo Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Cheikh Oumar Sissoko Director n/a 2 2000001
Balla Moussa Keita Actor Mambi 1 1000008
Falaba Issa Traore Actor Guimba 1 1000001
Guimba the Tyrant rules the kingdom of Sitikali, an exotic Saharan city of mud palaces and winding streets. He executes or banishes every opponent and indulges his son Janguine, a mean-spirited dwarf whom he is instructing in the politics of power. Janguine, however, is far more interested in bedding as many voluptuous women as possible. Since birth, Kani Coulibaly has been promised to Janguine. Kani has grown into a beautiful, fiery young woman, yet no suitor dares to present himself for fear of Guimba's wrath. During a courtship visit to Kani, Janguine becomes obsessed with Meya, the mother of his fiancee, and decides that he wants to marry her instead. Guimba foolishly agrees to Janguine's request and banishes Meya's husband Mambi after he refuses to divorce her. Now Janguine will have Meya and Guimba will take Kani for himself. The people of Sitikali are outraged by this turn of events, and Mambi finds refuge among a community of hunters who organize a revolt against the tyrant.