Hyènes (Hyenas) (1992)

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A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's elders are reduced to selling town possessions to pay debts. Linguère, a former resident and local beauty, now very rich, returns to this, the village of her birth. The elders hope that she will be a benefactor to the village. To encourage her generosity, they appoint a local grocer, Dramaan, as mayor--who once courted her and will now try to persuade her to help. In fact, Linguère has returned with the intention of sharing her millions with the village but only in return for an unexpected action. This plot twist brings human folly and cynicism into sharp focus.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Hyènes (Hyenas)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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August 30, 2004
New York Times
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May 30, 2001
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
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Dark political satire about corruption is set in Western Africa.

Full Review… | May 12, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Hyènes (Hyenas)

Great little movie about the revenge of a woman returning to her village in Senegal and the people of the village who are corrupted by greed.

samuel cisneros
samuel cisneros

Honestly I wasn't looking forward to watching this film. There is something about the African genre of foreign film that just doesn't appeal to me. However, after it started I really began getting into Hyenas. The story seemed very western as it was written by a Swiss writer, and that really helped me like this film. One of the things I really liked with the end scene with Darmaan. I liked how it combined spiritual within the realm of the ordinary. All in all this film can be skipped over. There is nothing really special about it. However, if you are open to multicultural film then definitely rent Hyenas.

Skyler Walrath
Skyler Walrath

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