Bamako Bamako , a passionate, challenging drama from the fine Mauritian writer-director Abderrahmane Sissako, is set in a communal courtyard in the capital of Mali, where… Bamako Bamako , a passionate, challenging drama from the fine Mauritian writer-director Abderrahmane Sissako, is set in a communal courtyard in the capital of Mali, where… 2007-02-14 Unrated PT118M Drama Danny Glover Helene Diarra New Yorker
Movie Review

Bamako (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
GLOBAL WARNING Glover saddles up for Bamako , a provocative drama about the effects of multinational economics that maintains a deft human touch
GLOBAL WARNING Glover saddles up for Bamako, a provocative drama about the effects of multinational economics that maintains a deft human touch
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Feb 14, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 118 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Danny Glover; Distributor: New Yorker

Bamako, a passionate, challenging drama from the fine Mauritian writer-director Abderrahmane Sissako, is set in a communal courtyard in the capital of Mali, where a court of a very different kind is in session. On (fictional) trial: nothing less than the economic inequities of globalization (epitomized by the World Bank) perpetrated upon the entire African continent. The serious accusations are leavened by the moments of brimming, illogical, intimate neighborly dailiness the filmmaker also captures with warmth and infectious high spirits. A

Originally posted Feb 14, 2007 Published in issue #922 Feb 23, 2007 Order article reprints
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