Samba Traoré

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo
Countries: Burkina Faso
Year: 1992
Running Time: 85 min.
Language: Moré and French


After committing a robbery in which his partner is killed, Samba returns to his village hoping to forget his past.  He meets an old flame, Saratou, and settles down with her and her son. Yet his memories threaten to destroy his new-found happiness. As in his earlier work, Ouedraogo’s storytelling has a magical quality, but here the characters and setting are thoroughly modern.