Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered “GPS,” his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
39 Ratings
39 Ratings

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  • Average 8.9/10
  • Fresh 114
  • Rotten 2

Critics Consensus: Gracefully assembled and ultimately disquieting, Timbuktu is a timely film with a powerful message.

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Studio
Cohen Media Group
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2014 Les films du Worso - Dune Vision - Arches Films - ARTE France Cinéma - Orange Studio

Languages

Primary
French (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

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