Guimba the Tyrant | 1996

Drama, Fantasy
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 ...more

Cast

... Guimba

Actor

... Jangine

Actor

... Kani

Actor

... Meya

Actor

... Sambou the Griot

Actor

... Sadio

Actor

... Siriman

Actor

... Mambi

Actor

Company

Agence de Cooperation Culturelle et Technique

Production Company

Burkina Faso Ministry of Culture/Film Production Department

Production Company

Production Company

French Ministry of Culture and Francophonie

Production Company

Production Company

Kora Films

Production Company

Synopsis

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.

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