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Hyenas

Hyènes

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Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty
Senegal, France, 1992
Comedy, Drama
      Wolof
      English

Synopsis

A now-rich woman returns to her poor desert hometown to propose a deal to the populace: her fortune, in exchange for the death of the man who years earlier abandoned her and left her with his child.

Our take

Visionary director Djibril Diop Mambéty (Touki Bouki) makes a feisty assault on economic imperialism in this loose adaptation of Friedrich Durrenmatt’s play, The Visit. Relocated to a Senegalese town, Hyenas is a comic, cutting critique of globalization conveyed with playful, imaginative flourish.

Synopsis

A now-rich woman returns to her poor desert hometown to propose a deal to the populace: her fortune, in exchange for the death of the man who years earlier abandoned her and left her with his child.

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HyenasDirected byDjibril Diop Mambéty
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1992
2018 | Cannes Classics
Chicago International Film Festival
1992 | Winner: Special Jury Prize

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