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Wùlu (2017)

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Ladji, a 20 year old man, works hard as a prantiké (bus driver) to get out his older sister, Aminata, from prostitution.As he doesn't get the promotion he was expecting, he decides to contact Driss, a drug dealer who owes him a favour. Assisted by his two mischievous friends Houphouet and Zol, Ladji carries kilos of cocaine from Conakry to Bamako. His rapid rise to the top of the drug trafficking underworld, gives him easy access to money, women and a life that he had never dreamt of. But the price to pay is high.

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Critic Reviews for Wùlu

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Aside from the late arrival of a hard-hitting, ambient techno score by Éric Neveux, Wùlu ultimately lacks enough distinctive formal touches to break free from its superior predecessors.

February 20, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The film's foretold but very understated ending, which keeps a key moment offscreen to devastating effect, again confirms that Coulibaly is a talent to watch.

February 20, 2019 | Full Review…

In "Wùlu," Malian cinema has found a promising and intriguing new voice.

February 20, 2019 | Full Review…

A rags-to-riches crime saga like you won't see anywhere else.

July 1, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Ladji exercises restraint and carries something like wisdom, setting him apart from most gangsters...

February 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Sadly, while the conclusion takes some unexpected left turns, it fails to draw any larger point together about this world it so well portrays.

March 12, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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