Adanggaman (2001)




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In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave traders. When his village falls prey to one of Adanggaman's attacks, Ossei manages to escape, but his family is murdered except for his captured mother. Chasing after the soldiers in an effort to free her, Ossei is befriended by a fierce warrior named Naka.
Art House & International , Drama
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Rasmane Ouedraogo
as King Adanggaman
Lou Nadege Blagone
as Safo Aboua
Anastasie Tode Bohi
as The Castanet Girl
Didier Grandidier
as Bangalajan
Zie Soro
as Sory
Bi Cecile
as Amazon
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Critic Reviews for Adanggaman

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Top Critic

There are ... images that are shocking and disturbing.

March 21, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Uneven but undeniably powerful.

September 21, 2001
New York Post
Top Critic

The scenes of Africans marching in chains and stocks, monitored by other Africans, are a shock and linger in your mind for days afterward.

September 21, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | July 26, 2011
Movie Metropolis

Reaches through time and space across the planet with enormous tenderness and devotion, to 'all Africans who suffered the iron collars and chains of slavery. And their children who bear the scars.' The two continents have never seemed quite so intertwined

Full Review… | December 29, 2007

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