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  • 84 min
  • Senegal
  • Ramaskrik
  • 3 Screenings

Three mercenaries, known as "Banguis Hyenas", take out a drug lord during the 2003 coup d'état in Guinea-Bissau. They flee by plane but are forced to make an emergency landing in the mysterious region of Saloum in Senegal.

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They enter a camp in the jungle while they further plan their escape back to Dakar. What happens there could never have been foreseen. They meet, among others, the old and kind leader Omar, the local police chief and mute woman Awa. The otherwise very close-knit trio of mercenaries is on shaky ground.

Saloum is a daring and stylish hybrid of action-horror, western, African mythology and supernatural thriller. Congolese Jean Luc Herbulot, responsible for both the script and direction, is inspired by films such as From Dusk till Dawn (1996) and Predator (1987). Saloum premiered during TIFF Midnight Madness in the fall of 2021 and is Herbulot's second feature film.


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Original title Saloum
Director Jean Luc Herbulot
Year 2021
Length 84 min
Country Senegal
Language French, Wolof
Subtitles English
Cast Yann Gael, Evelyne Ily Juhen, Roger Sallah