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Hyenas

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Genres: Comedy, Drama
Starring: Mansour Diouf, Faly Gueye, Omar Ba Ami Diakhate
Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty
Plot Synopsis:

One of the treasures of African cinema, Senegalese master Djibril Diop Mambéty’s long-delayed follow-up to his canonical Touki Bouki (1973) is a hallucinatory comic adaptation of Swiss avant-garde writer Friedrich Du?rrenmatt’s play The Visit, which in Mambéty’s imagining follows a now-rich woman returning 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. Per its title, Hyenas is a film of sinister, mocking laughter, and a biting satire of a contemporary Senegal whose post-colonial dreams are faced with erosion by western materialism. New 2K Restoration. Restored in 2018 by Thelma Film AG with the support of Cinémathèque suisse, at Eclair Cinema, from the original negative.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: May 26th, 2020
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1992
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Metrograph Pictures
  • Technical Specs
    Length:110 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Special Features:
    • Audio commentary by film scholar Boukary Sawadogo, Ph.D.
    • Booklet with introduction by culture writer Rooney Elmi and interview with director Djibril Diop Mambéty
    • Trailers