TGV

Director: Moussa Touré
Countries: France / Germany / Senegal
Year: 1997
Running Time: 90 min.
Languages: French / Wolof

TGV is an express bus service between Dakar, Senegal, and Conakry, Guinea, operated by the enterprising Rambo and his assistant, Dembo. Before setting off, Rambo and his passengers are warned of the danger that lies ahead on their route. The Bassari are carrying out a revolt at the Guinea border, leading to an exodus of refugees from their villages. On hearing the news, only a dozen or so passengers decide to make the risky trip. During the arduous journey, each passenger’s motivation for making the trip is slowly revealed.

About the Director

Moussa Touré

Biography: Moussa Touré was born in 1958 in Dakar, Senegal. He entered the film industry as an electrician, then became assistant director and finally directed his own short, Baram, in 1987. His first feature, Toubab Bi, made in 1991, was honored with awards at numerous film festivals. In 1997 he directs TGV which is the real popular success in Africa and wins the Special Jury Prize at the Namur Festival and the Audience Award at the 1998 Mannheim Festival. An actor, a technician and a director at the same time, Moussa Touré played in, and directed many films, taking all genres together. He is heading his own production company, Les Films du crocodile in Dakar. The Senegalese filmmaker has also initiated the Moussa Invite festival in Rufisque in Dakar, which promotes African documentaries directed by Africans. Moussa Touré was the President of the Documentary Film Jury at FESPACO 2011.

(Source: http://www.africultures.com/php/index.php?nav=personne&no=4305)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Toubab Bi (1993);
TGV (2000, 2013, 2016)

Filmography:
Histoire oubliée, soldats noirs (1985 – Eric Deroo, Moussa Touré);
Baram (1987);
Toubab Bi (1991);
Les Tirailleurs sénégalais (1992);
TGV (1997);
Nous sommes nombreuses [Toza é bélé] (2003);
Poussières de ville (2004);
5×5 (2005);
Nanga def (2005);
Nawaari (2005);
Nosaltres (2006);
Les Techniciens, nos cousins (2009);
Xali Beut les yeux grand ouverts (2009);
The Pirogue (2012).