Wùlu
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    Wùlu

    Directed by

    France, Senegal

    2016

    95 min

    • French
    • Bambara

    Thriller

    Ladji, a 20 year old man, works hard as a prantiké (bus driver) to get out his older sister, Aminata, from prostitution. As he doesn’t get the promotion he was expecting, he decides to contact Driss, a drug dealer who owes him a favour. Assisted by his two mischievous friends Houphouet and Zol, Ladji carries kilos of cocaine from Conakry to Bamako. His rapid rise to the top of the drug trafficking underworld, gives him easy access to money, women and a life that he had never dreamt of. But the price to pay is high.

    Awards

    • Audience Award for a Feature Film - Amiens IFF
    • DFCC Jury Prize - Audi Dublin IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Ibrahim Koma
    Inna Modja
    Habib Dembele
    Screenplay
    Daouda Coulibaly
    Cinematography
    Pierre Milon
    Editing
    Julien Leloup
    Production
    LA CHAUVE SOURIS
    Production
    ASTOU FILMS
    Sales
    INDIE SALES

    Press

    Coulibaly is a talent to watch.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Constantly absorbing thriller.

    Pamela Pianezza, Variety

    Daouda Coulibaly

    Daouda Coulibaly

    Mali

    Deciding what the characters are going to do relative to each other in order to express who they are...it’s the most interesting part.

    Born in Marseille, the French-Malian Daouda Coulibaly questions the place of West Africa in its relationship to the rest of the world. After exploring themes such as recent history or cultural identity in his short films A HISTORY OF INDEPENDENCE (2009) and TINYE SO (2011), he then began to explore the origins of the crisis in Mali in WULU (2016) his first feature film which was screened at many festivals including Toronto IFF and BFI London FF.

    Selected Filmography