Directed by Cédric Ido • 2013 • France, Burkina Faso
Starring Sabourou Bamogo, Harouna Ouedraogo, Sidiki Diarra
Burkina Faso in 1985 is a country in the throes of revolution. Manu, a young boy who loves comics, tags along with his big brother, Albert. When Albert decides to undergo a magic ritual, Manu realizes there are real powers to rival even those of superheroes.
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