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Saloum Unclassified 18+

Director: Jean Luc Herbulot
Origin: Senegal (2021)
Language: French, Wolof with English subtitles

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Explosive action, supernatural horror and subversive politics collide in this electrifying Senegalese film about a trio of mercenaries marooned in a spooky coastal paradise.

Set against the backdrop of the 2003 coup d’état in Guinea-Bissau, this genre-scrambling, cross-continental thriller follows a trio of legendary mercenaries transporting a Mexican drug dealer to Dakar when their plane is forced to alight near the lush Sine-Saloum Delta region. This eerie coastal paradise soon turns malevolent when a Deaf woman and a cop suspiciously show up, tapping into something otherworldly and unleashing a manic adventure at breakneck momentum.

Congolese writer/director Jean Luc Herbulot’s hard and hectic hybrid work fires on all imaginable pistons, drawing on everything from spaghetti westerns, monster movies and chanbara flicks, to From Dusk Till Dawn and Predator. All of these various influences are then remixed into a distinctly pan-African cocktail that taps into the region’s mythology and folklore, including a transposed and reimagined take on the American frontier myth. With radiant visuals and multilingual dialogue (including the rarely depicted Wolof and sign language), Saloum is expansive, expertly executed and simply a total blast.

“Strap in; Jean Luc Herbulot’s Saloum is nothing less than 84 minutes of pure African genre mayhem, with little interest in pausing long enough for you to catch your breath.” – Film International

Tickets

Fri 05 Aug 9:00 pm [17061]
Saloum (84 mins)
Hoyts 3
Wheelchair AccessSubtitles
Past event
Fri 12 Aug 6:45 pm [16421]
Saloum (84 mins)
Selling Fast
Kino 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair AccessSubtitles

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Key Cast
Evelyne Ily Juhen, Mentor Ba, Roger Sallah, Yann Gael
Director
Jean Luc Herbulot
Producer
Paméla Diop
Screenwriter
Jean Luc Herbulot
Cinematographer
Gregory Corandi
Composer
Reksider
Editors
Alasdair McCulloch, Nicolas Desmaisons, Sébastien Prangère
Production Designer
Minsy Carrere
Premiere Status
Victorian Premiere
Company Credit
Distributor: Shudder

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