Totor

Director: Daniel Kamwa
Countries: Cameroon
Year: 1994
Running Time: 90 min.
Language: French

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This delightful film is an African variation on themes from Huckleberry Finn and Night of the Hunter. A little boy of ten named Mentse escapes from a burning hut, pursued by a man who claims to be his father. Finding sanctuary from the inhospitable jungle, he becomes fast friends with Nga’nsi, a lovely girl who can see beyond the visible. Mentse’s journey winds into ever more wondrous territory, in which he discovers a very unusual turtle (Totor) and a city where no city ought to be.