Kirikou and the Sorceress


Based on a series of West African folk tales, we follow the adventures of Kirikou, a new-born boy with special powers, as he sorts out the various problems besetting his village, all of which are caused by the evil sorceress. Note that although this animated film has an ''All Ages'' rating, the women are well endowed and topless, and the kids (up to about age 12 or 13) are all totally nude. The opening scene features Kirikou birthing himself, which may lead to some unwanted questions from the little ones.


74 minutes.
All ages .
Comedy, Family movie, Kiddie movie, Sex

Showtimes

How
How's this for a cross Egyptian-Bushman mural pose?

Credits

Cast
Voices of Antoinette Kellerman, Fezele Mpeka, Kombisile Sangweni, Theo Sebeko
Director
Michel Ocelot
ScreenplayMichel Ocelot
MusicYoussou N'Dour
CinematographyMichael Grady
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor
Made in1998
Produced byExposure, FR 3, Les Armateurs, Monipoly, Odec Kid Cartoons, RTBF, Studio O, Trans Europe Film





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
11
Movies for Africa
Lydia Roode
10
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
10
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
10
The Star
Joanna Rix
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Paul Boekkooi
16
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
14
eye Weekly
Catharine Tunnacliffe
10

What the People say

Internet
47 Netizens
14

Average .. 61%

12

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Bob Barder (23) 14
Linda Mansker (47) 18

Average .. 80%

16

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: It took a while to adjust to the nudity in an animated feature. Not sure if it is there partly to provide eye candy for the adults accompanying the kids. The story and animation are certainly kiddie-friendly, but be prepared for questions about the origins of life and the differences between boys and girls... :-)

Luis G.Gonzalez (22): Excelent!

Linda Mansker (47): I saw this, and thought it was a great story. I realise some have concerns about the nudity, but I found that if one doesn't make an issue, the kids won't. Great story.






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