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Saloum (2021)



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Shot down after fleeing a coup and extracting a drug lord from Guinea-Bissau, the legendary mercenaries known as the Bangui Hyenas -- Chaka, Rafa and Midnight -- must stash their stolen gold bounty, lay low long enough to repair and refuel their plane and escape back to Dakar, Senegal. When they take refuge at a holiday camp in the coastal region of Sine-Saloum, they do their best to blend in with their fellow guests; including a mute named Awa, with secrets of her own, and a policeman who may be on their tail, but it's Chaka who happens to be hiding the darkest secret of them all. Unbeknownst to the other Hyenas, he's brought them there for a reason and once his past catches up to him, his decisions have devastating consequences, threatening to unleash hell on them all.


Critic Reviews for Saloum

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5)

It is a supernatural undertaking, but Herbulot never lets you forget that his protagonists are made of worn flesh and strong but completely breakable bones.

October 6, 2021 | Full Review…

Strap in; Jean Luc Herbulot's Saloum is nothing less than 84 minutes of pure African genre mayhem, with little interest in pausing long enough for you to catch your breath.

October 2, 2021 | Full Review…

Spirituality, morality, mythology, and mysticism get thrown into a gritty crime thriller blender, culminating in a refreshingly unique type of genre-bender.

September 24, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Freely mixes and marries the cinematic languages of spaghetti Westerns, samurai dramas and classic monster movies to tell an exciting and distinctly African story.

September 17, 2021 | Full Review…

The film weaves together supernatural horror elements with comedy and suspense. All aspects come together to create a unique story about how the cycle of revenge can come back to haunt you.

September 17, 2021 | Full Review…

It takes a skillful hand for a film such as this to work as well as it does; particularly as its story shifts tones and genres with gleeful abandon. Thankfully, writer/director Herbulot and writer/producer Diop are up to the task with Saloum.

October 5, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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