Timbuktu Release Date: January 28, 2015

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.

The movie Timbuktu is a 2015 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, the first ever entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar from Mauritania.

Watch the Timbuktu trailer.

Timbuktu Trailer

Starring: Ibrahim Ahmed,Abel Jafri,Toulou Kiki,Layla Walet Mohamed,Mehdi A.G. Mohamed,Hichem Yacoubi,Kettly Noël,Fatoumata Diawara,Adel Mahmoud Cherif,Salem Dendou,Mamby Kamissoko,Yoro Diakité,Cheik A.G. Emakni,Zikra Oualet Moussa,Weli Cleib,Djié Sidi,Damien Ndjie
Genres: Drama
Directed By: Abderrahmane Sissako
Runtime: 97 minutes
Total Box Office: 1.1 MIL
MPAA Rating PG-13

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