Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Magaye Niang, Thierno Ndiaye, Widemir Normil, Stephanie Biddle, Aissatou Diop
Director: Joseph Ga Ramaka
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Studio: Kino International Release Date: 02/22/2005 Run time: 82 minutes
Energetic, Striking Movie
Vashti | Boston | 01/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this! The first thing that grabbed my attention was the stunning Amazonian beauty of Karman. The second was the very sexy seduction between she and her beautiful female jailer... The movie had moving music, bold, bright colors, lovely scenery, and an interesting story. Yes, Karman was dangerous - the kind of dangerous you can't keep away from! She made me want to dance, sing, love, and LIVE!"
Terrific African musical
Steve Peters | Seattle, WA | 08/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a Senegalese remake of Bizet's opera Carmen, set in the seedy underworld of contemporary Dakar. A good point of reference might be Black Orpheus, although this film is more overtly political and challenging. The music and dance are fantastic, and well integrated into the action; it actually makes sense when these characters burst into song. And the background score is provided by the great jazz composer and saxophonist David Murray. Djeinaba Diop Gaï, the actress in the title role, is a force of nature. This gets only four stars for some spotty dialog and a few awkward holes in the script, but overall it's well worth watching and a great introduction to African cinema."