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
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 100%
Critics' score: 100   Audience score: 55   Rotten Tomatoes page
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It's very much worth seeing. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

The jokes and details are delightful, yet there's real anger behind them, and it bursts spectacularly into view in the concluding frames. full review

Geoff Andrew, Time Out

It is part fable and part satire, but it is much more. full review

Richard Eder, New York Times
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