Working as a governess for a wealthy French family, a young Senegalese woman (Mbissine Therese Diop) accompanies her charges on a vacation to the French Riviera, where her white mistress (Anne-Marie Jelinek) suddenly expects her to do the work of a common maid. This racially charged drama from Senegalese writer-director Ousmane Sembene is often recognized as one of the seminal works of African cinema.
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- Ousmane Sembène
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.
Academy Ratio 1.37:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
French: PCM MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access. The Criterion Collection Blu-ray 4k restoration.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it