Jean Luc HERBULOT Senegal 82 Min NC16 (Some Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
A high-octane, genre-shifting tale of revenge that plumbs the depths of folkloric nightmares and postcolonial anxieties of West Africa.
Escaping from the chaos of a coup, a renowned trio of mercenaries known as Bangui’s Hyenas are forced into hiding in a vacation commune, where a night’s stay is traded for chores. Tensions simmer with the growing suspicions of a hard-of-hearing visitor and the arrival of a cop. As the innocent ideals of the resort’s modus operandi get dismantled by cat-and-mouse games, holiday seekers and Hyenas alike are exposed to traumas long-buried and the fury of ancestral forces seething in the land.
NC16 (Some Coarse Language)
Q&A with filmmaker(s)
Jean Luc HERBULOT
Jean Luc HERBULOT is a Congolese-born director and screenwriter with a background in multimedia and music video production. His first feature Dealer (2014) premiered at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. Saloum premiered in Toronto Film Festival’s Midnight Madness section, and was screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
Cast & Crew
Evelyne Ily JUHEN
Jean Luc HERBULOT
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