Abducted and raped at her arranged marriage, Fatou returns to Paris three years later. In that time, she has tried to forget the past and devoted herself to her career. She has become a successfull hairdresser and is back in Paris to work at the fashion shows. But as soon as she arrives in the French capital, the past catches up with her. Unhealed wounds reopen? Rejecting any contact with men, Fatou is confronted with the damage caused to her own family. Her mother, humiliated, has left her father. Her father, devastated, has dropped out of sight of the close-knit Malian community. “Fatou” is the story of Fatou’s rebirth , which involves finding her father and bringing her parents back together. Her new life also means finding true love, desire and self-confidence?
Support locationSuper 16mm
Technical teamImage : Flore THULLIEZ
Sound: Bruno CHARIER
Editing : Thierry SIMMONET
Sets: Régis NICOLINO
Costumes: Marie-Franï¿½oise PERROCHON
CastFatou N'DIAYE, Mariam KABA
Pascal NZONZI, Diouc KOMA
Thierry ASHANTI, Anthony PALISSER.
Original score : Ray LEMA
Editions : Cinétévé
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FestivalSï¿½lectionnï¿½ au Festival de l'image 2004