Madame Brouette

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: February 13, 2004 - February 13, 2004 (Quebec release)

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Cast: Rokhaya Niang, Aboubacar Sadikh Bah, Ndèye Sénéba Seck, Kadiatou Sy, Akéla Sagna, Ousseynou Dioup


Proud and independent, Mati, also known as Madame Brouette ("Mrs. Wheelbarrow"), makes a living by pushing her wheelbarrow through the marketplace in Sandaga, Senegal. Divorced, she dreams of one day opening her own diner so she can earn a living with dignity, together with her daughter, Ndèye, and her friend, Ndaxté, who has also escaped from a violent marriage.

Mati has had enough of men, and doesn’t want anything more to do with them. Fate, however, comes calling, in the person of charming and smooth-talking Naago, a cop. Despite her misgivings, Mati falls in love once again. This time, it may be the real thing...

One day, at dawn, the residents of the Niayes Thiokeert district are awakened by the sound of gunfire. In full view of the horrified neighbors, a wounded Naago emerges from Mati’s house and collapses. What pushed Madame Brouette to this extreme? Was is it really she who pulled the trigger?

Director: Moussa Sene Absa
Studio: Telefilm Canada
Producer(s): Rock Demers, Moussa Sene Absa, Badou Ba, Danielle Champoux, Claude Gilaizeau
Screenplay: Moussa Sene Absa, Gille Desjardins

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