30.09. - 09.10.2021

Ramata Senegal 2009 | 90 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Léandre-Alain Baker

Léandre-Alain Baker, born in 1960 in Central Africa, Congolese citizen, lives in Paris. Actor, writer and director. After writing novels, making documentaries and short films, “Ramata” marks his feature film debut.

rated for 0 + years
The beautiful Ramata (the late top model Katoucha Niane) is in her early fi fties, was married to the former minister of justice, living in the elegant quarter of Dakar. The charming petty thief Ngor Ndong is 25. When Ramata gets into the taxi he happens to be driving that night, her life undergoes a radical change. She decides to have him drive her to the red-light district Copacabana and discovers a young and wild love, standing symbol for African women no longer willing to give in to tradition at all costs.

SUPPORTED BY Competition
Original title: Ramata
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Léandre-Alain Baker
Screenplay: Miguel Machalski, Abasse Ndione, Léandre-Alain Baker
Cast: Katoucha, Viktor Lazlo, Ibrahima Mbaye, Ismaël Cissé
Producer: Moctar Ndiouga Bâ
Director of Photography: François Kuhnel
Music: Wasis Diop
Production Design: Moustapha Ndiaye Picasso
Editor: Didier Ranz
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales:
Production: Médiatik Communication S.A., 22 rue Dr Guillet, BP 6584 Dakar Etolie, Senegal, Tel: +221 33 860 37 52, Fax: +221 33 822 76 79, email:


Filmfest Hamburg gGmbH | Mönckebergstraße 18 | D-20095 Hamburg
Tel. +49 40 399 19 00 0 | Fax. +49 40 399 19 00 10