Touki Bouki (Journey of the Hyena) Reviews
(1973) Touki Bouki/ Journey OF The Hyena
(In Wolof, Arabic and French with English subtitles)
Written and directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty with a beginning not for the faint of heart showcasing an actual slaughterhouse for cows. Then it introduces a young African couple wanting to start a new life in France. They do this by riding around on a motorcycle from place to place looking for opportunities to steal something big. The thin plot can sometimes look like it serves as a backdrop to the current African culture, as well as it's environment.
3 out of 4 stars