A high-ranking official loses the respect of the community in Ousmane Sembene's comedy. Set in a newly independent Senegal, the story centers on influential official El Hadji, who decides to take advantage of the rampant corruption by using government funds to marry his third wife. But on his wedding night, El Hadji discovers he has xala, the curse of impotence. With his virility in question, he tries a number of ridiculous and bizarre cures.
Netflix Rating: 2.9
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It's very much worth seeing.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
The jokes and details are delightful, yet there's real anger behind them, and it bursts spectacularly into view in the concluding frames.
Geoff Andrew, Time Out  full review
It is part fable and part satire, but it is much more.
Richard Eder, New York Times  full review
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