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Critic Reviews for Xala
The jokes and details are delightful, yet there's real anger behind them, and it bursts spectacularly into view in the concluding frames.
Audience Reviews for Xala
it's alright. i got nothing much to say besides it being a nice, straightforward allegory (sexual impotence = political impotence) and its low budget really shows through abysmal sound. it's on netflix and the white colored subtitles will drive you crazy
A very funny film about the corruptive influence of colonialism in Senegal. I can't recall ever seeing sexual impotence used as a device for political satire before, or at least not so well. What keeps this film from greatness is a slightly sluggish pace and occasionally amateurish production. It's strange because all the location work is shot quite competently, but whenever they're on set it just looks horrible.
So this movie started of pretty good but it was very stretched out. The story was repetitive, long, and uneventful. The production value is low, but well done for its time and low budget. I know this film is considered a comedy, but I saw it as the complete opposite.
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