After working as a babysitter for a French family in Dakar, a young Senegalese woman is invited to come to France as a governess. But in the West she is only "the black girl" for everyone. Deprived of her freedom, her dignity and her identity, she sees only a radical last act of resistance. Ousmane Sembène's feature film debut was one of the very first African feature films and is based on a newspaper report about the suicide of an African housemaid. From this, Sembène formed a parable about neo-colonialism and the new slave trade.

Original Title La Noire de...
German Title La Noire de...
French Title La Noire de...
Other Titles La Noire de...
Directed by Sembène Ousmane
Country Senegal
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Ousmane Sembène
Film Editing André Gaudier
Cinematography Christian Lacoste
Runtime 65 Min.
Language Französisch/d
Actors
Mbissine Thérèse Diop
Anne-Marie Jelinek
Robert Fontaine
Momar Nar Sene
Ibrahima Boy
Awards

Prix Jean-Vigo
Tanit d'or aux premières Journées cinématographiques de Carthage

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