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At an undefined period, after the beginning of the transatlantic trade, but before the establishment of French administration, in a village in Western Africa, King Demba has converted to islam. But the Ceddo villagers want nothing to do with it, and they have kidnapped the King's daughter, princess Dior Yacine...

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At an undefined period, after the beginning of the transatlantic trade, but before the establishment of French administration, in a village in Western Africa, King Demba has converted to islam.Islam. But the Ceddo villagers want nothing to do with it, and they have kidnapped the King's daughter, princess Dior Yacine...



* ShoutOut: To classical theater, with action spanning 24 hours, a beautiful princess, conflicting passions for power, and most characters dying. The relation between Dior Yacine and her capto especially resembles Racine's works.

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* ShoutOut: To classical theater, with action spanning 24 hours, a beautiful princess, conflicting passions for power, and most characters dying. The relation between Dior Yacine and her capto especially resembles Racine's works.works.
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* AnachronismStew: The costumes seem weirdly industrial for a 17th century West African Society, and let's not even talk about the vision of the Catholic priest that clearly represents 1970's Africa.
* BigBad: The Moroccan imam, who forcefully converts the Ceddo, sells them into slavery, and wants to marry Princess Dior Yacine.

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* AnachronismStew: The costumes seem weirdly industrial for a 17th century West African Society, and let's not even talk about the priest, who wears a colonial cask and has a vision of the Catholic priest that clearly represents 1970's Africa.
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* BigBad: The Moroccan imam, who forcefully converts CorruptPolitician : the Ceddo, sells them into slavery, and wants to marry Princess Dior Yacine.King's Counsel. Not for money, but for power.



* LawfulEvil: Everything the imam says is according to the Coran, which does not help his popularity with the peasants.

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* LawfulEvil: Everything the imam says is according to the Coran, which does not help his popularity MadeASLave: interlaps with ServantRace, as the peasants.King can sell all his subjects if he wants to, but especially the Ceddo



* ShoutOut: To classical theater, with action spanning 24 hours, a beautiful princess, conflicting passions for power, and most sympathetic characters dying.

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* SinisterMinister: The Moroccan imam, who forcefully converts the Ceddo, sells them into slavery, and wants to marry Princess Dior Yacine. Oddly enough, the Catholic priest does not really count, as he seems more dumb than evil.
* ShoutOut: To classical theater, with action spanning 24 hours, a beautiful princess, conflicting passions for power, and most sympathetic characters dying.dying. The relation between Dior Yacine and her capto especially resembles Racine's works.


At an undefined period, after the beginning of the transatlantic trade, but before the establishment of French administration, in a village in Senegal, King Demba has converted to islam. But the Ceddo villagers want nothing to do with it, and they have kidnapped the King's daughter, princess Dior Yacine...

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At an undefined period, after the beginning of the transatlantic trade, but before the establishment of French administration, in a village in Senegal, Western Africa, King Demba has converted to islam. But the Ceddo villagers want nothing to do with it, and they have kidnapped the King's daughter, princess Dior Yacine...



* AnachronismStew: The costumes seem weirdly industrial for a 17th century West African Society, and let's not even talk about the vision of the Catholic priest that clearly represents 1970's Africa.



* LawfulEvil : Everything the imam says is according to the Coran, which does not help his popularity with the peasants.

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* LawfulEvil : LawfulEvil: Everything the imam says is according to the Coran, which does not help his popularity with the peasants.peasants.
* ReligionOfEvil: Islam, though the Catholic priest is not exactly a sympathetic character either.


The film was banned in Senegal until 1989, officially because of a spelling disagreement (the government insisted it should be written "Cedo"), unofficially in order to fan the flames of religious tensions in the country.

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The film was banned in Senegal until 1989, officially because of a spelling disagreement (the government insisted it should be written "Cedo"), unofficially in order to fan avoid fanning the flames of religious tensions in the country.


At an undefined period, after the beginning of the transatlantic trade, but before the establishment of French administration, in a village in Senegal, King Demba has converted to islam. But the Ceddo villagers want nothing to do with it, and they have kidnapped the King's daughter, princess Dior Yacine...

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At an undefined period, after the beginning of the transatlantic trade, but before the establishment of French administration, in a village in Senegal, King Demba has converted to islam. But the Ceddo villagers want nothing to do with it, and they have kidnapped the King's daughter, princess Dior Yacine...Yacine...

The film was banned in Senegal until 1989, officially because of a spelling disagreement (the government insisted it should be written "Cedo"), unofficially in order to fan the flames of religious tensions in the country.

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!! Ceddo contains examples of:
* BigBad: The Moroccan imam, who forcefully converts the Ceddo, sells them into slavery, and wants to marry Princess Dior Yacine.
* CreatorCameo: Ousmane Sembene plays one of the Ceddos.
* LawfulEvil : Everything the imam says is according to the Coran, which does not help his popularity with the peasants.
* ShoutOut: To classical theater, with action spanning 24 hours, a beautiful princess, conflicting passions for power, and most sympathetic characters dying.

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Senegalese film by Ousmane Sembène from 1977.
At an undefined period, after the beginning of the transatlantic trade, but before the establishment of French administration, in a village in Senegal, King Demba has converted to islam. But the Ceddo villagers want nothing to do with it, and they have kidnapped the King's daughter, princess Dior Yacine...

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