Issiaka Kane
Director: Souleymane Cisse Cast: Issiaka Kane
Issiaka Kane
, Niamanto Sanogo
Niamanto Sanogo
, Monzon Coumare
Monzon Coumare
Souleymane Cisse

DVD (Letterbox)

$27.29 $29.99 Save 9% Current price is $27.29, Original price is $29.99. You Save 9%.
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details


Filmed in the African country of Mali, Yeelen (Brightness) weaves several Kenyan folk stories into an engaging framework. The hero is a young boy whose father is an evil magician. Marked for death by his long-absent papa, the boy bids goodbye to his mother and heads for the hills. En route to his kindly uncle, our hero utilizes his own conjuring skills for the benefit of those less fortunate than himself and rescues a king from being deposed.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2003
UPC: 0738329025922
Original Release: 1987
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Lorber
Presentation: [Letterbox]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 37,108

Special Features

[None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Issiaka Kane Nianankoro
Niamanto Sanogo Soma
Monzon Coumare Actor
Souleymane Coumare Actor
Sidi Diallo Actor
Brehima Doumbia Actor
Nadje Doumbia Actor
Tienan Fane Actor
Sekou Konate Actor
Sibiri Kone Actor
Seyba M'Baye Actor
Toumani Soumaoro Actor
Djemori Traore Actor
Dounanke Traore Actor
Aoua Sangare Attou, la jeune femme Peul
Balla Moussa Keita Rouma Boll, the king Peul
Soumba Traore Mah, the mother
Ismaila Sarr Bofing, l'oncle
Youssouf Tenin Cisse Le petit garcon d'Attou
Koke Sangare Le chef de Komo

Technical Credits
Souleymane Cisse Director,Producer,Screenwriter
André Davanture Editor
Frederic Duru Special Effects
Jean-Noel Ferragut Cinematographer
Jean-Michel Humeau Cinematographer
Salif Keita Score Composer
Daniel Ollivier Sound/Sound Designer
Michel Portal Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Prologue [3:01]
2. Father and Son [8:15]
3. Journey Begins [11:57]
4. Niankoro Taken to Village [9:42]
5. Niankoro's Magic [7:29]
6. Soma's Curse [4:52]
7. Attou & Niankoro [14:18]
8. Power of the Komo [11:12]
9. Spring of Purification [7:24]
10. Story of the Bambara and the Kore [10:03]
11. Final Battle [9:48]
12. Rebirth and the New Beginning [7:11]

Customer Reviews