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Jean Rouch

Madame L'Eau

Edition 1993
127' - 1993 - Documentary - Dialogue: Dutch, French
Director: Jean Rouch With: Damouré Zika, Lam Ibrahim Dia, Tallou Mouzourane, Wineke Onstwedder, Philo Bregstein, Frans Brughuis
Jean Rouch's film tells the story of three men from Niger who are searching for a way to circumvent the devastating effects of the drought threatening to destroy their crops. They decide to go to the Netherlands in order to study its traditional windmills. They cycle through Holland's flat countryside and draw comparisons between its cows and their hippopotami. They visit universities and speak with specialists and then eventually find a wooden windmill that they would even be able to build themselves.

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Credits

Director

Jean Rouch

With

Damouré Zika, Lam Ibrahim Dia, Tallou Mouzourane, Wineke Onstwedder, Philo Bregstein, Frans Brughuis

Scenario

Jean Rouch, Philo Bregstein

Producer

Menno van der Molen

More information

Dialogue

Dutch, French

Countries of production

The Netherlands, France

Year

1993

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