Babadi's Gift

Directed by Luis Marquès, Claude Gnakouri

Written by Luis Marquès, Claude Gnakouri

Produced by Philippe Braunstein

Fiction / Conte africain / 6 min.


Franck, a european botanist working in Africa for an international organization, falls deeply in love with a young and beautiful native, even as his wife and baby daughter are packing up back to Europe, expecting him to return as well. He tries to tell his wife, over the phone, that he wishes to stay.



35 mm Couleurs 1.85


Babadi : Maïmouna N'Diaye

Franck : Franck Prunier

Sophie : Cécile Besse


Image : Pascal Baillargeau

Editing : Bertrand Boutillier

Production design : Philippe Jacquier

Sound : Christian Fontaine, Michel Guiffan, Philippe Jacquet

Music : Dimitri Artemenko, Yvan Kazan, Djéli Madi Kouyaté, Aly Wagué

Assistant director : Marc Amblard

Production manager : Vincent Bordes


Ministère des Affaires Etrangères Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique Centre National de la Cinématographie Canal + Canal + Espagne Canal Horizons Procirep