Yeelen - Brightness

Souleymane Cissé – Mali – 1987

CHF 19.90 / EUR 18.50

This adaptation of an ancient oral legend from Mali, is one the most acclaimed and widely seen African films ever made. An Oedipal story mixed with magic. Set in the powerful Mali Empire of the 13th century, Yeelen follows the journey of Nianankoro, a young warrior who must battle the powerful Komo cult. Nianankoro's greatest enemy is his own father, a dangerous and corrupt wizard who uses his dark magic to try and destroy his son. Traveling over the arid Bambara, Fulani and Dogan lands of ancient West Africa, Nianankoro eventually comes face to face with his father in a final fatal showdown. Cissés extraordinary use of landscapes and light produces a unique and striking cinematic style.

trigon-film dvd-edition 128
Restored version
Language OV bambara Subtitles english, deutsch, français, español
Length 105 min. Screen format PAL, 1:1.66 - 16/9 PB, color Sound DD 1.0 mono FSK 12 Region code All regions 

Four movies by Souleymane Cissé


Buy this article in a set and get a discount: CHF 59 / EUR 55 (you save CHF 14.60 / EUR 13.30)

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  • Den Muso DVD
  • Finye DVD
  • Yeelen DVD

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