09 20 Oct '24
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Gaston Kaboré

Wend Kuuni (Het geschenk van God)

75' - 1982 - Drama - Dialogue: Mooré
Director: Gaston Kaboré Composer: René B. Guirma With: Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo, Joseph Nikiema
In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him with a family in the nearest village. After a search for his parents, the family adopts him, giving him the name Wend Kuuni (God's Gift) and a loving sister with whom he bonds. Wend Kuuni regains his speech only after witnessing a tragic event that prompts him to reveal his own painful history.

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Gaston Kaboré


René B. Guirma


Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo, Joseph Nikiema

Director of Photography

Sékou Ouedraogo


Andrée Davanture

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Countries of production

Burkina Faso



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