1971-1980African CinemaArthouseDramaNigerOumarou Ganda

Oumarou Ganda – Saitane AKA Satan (1973)

A sorcerer (played by the director himself) controls all activities in a village. Manipulating the different parties, the sorcerer promises love, good health and riches in exchange for the most extravagant rewards. One day someone exposes him, and the sorcerer becomes the laughing stock of the whole village. Desperate, he throws himself off a cliff.

Saitane, meaning Satan, is the story of a young couple whose wife is seduced by a wealthy merchant. His secret love will be organized by a marabout. Quarrel in the household. The father of the young woman wants to take her daughter and grand-son, but the husband is opposed because he considers his property. As the marabout, he will be punished, ridiculed and lose its influence on the village. He will find a cure for his discomfiture in suicide. Oumarou Ganda denounced once again with this film in color, religious hypocrisy as he lambasted Le Wazzou Polygame fetish and occult beliefs as being dupes and rewarding crooks in Africa. So it turns ostensibly a mockery marabout, although sowing discord in households, was revered of all in his village. Saitane is a remarkable picture of manners and excellent social satire.

Saitane (Oumarou Ganda, 1973).mkv

Container:  	Matroska
Runtime: 	58mn 25s
Size: 	708 MiB
Codec: 	x264
Resolution: 	540x572 ~> 715x572
Aspect ratio:  	5:4
Frame rate: 	25.000 fps
Bit rate: 	1 500 Kbps
BPP: 	0.194
#1:  	2.0ch AC-3 @ 192 Kbps



Subtitles:English hardcoded

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