Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Daouda Coulibaly

Country: France, Mali, Senegal
Language: Bambara, French
Subtitles: English
Original Title: WÚLU

Running Time: 95min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition

Ladji lives hand-to-mouth selling bus tickets on the streets of Bamako. With no opportunity for advancement, Ladji decides to take on a more profitable—and far more precarious—vocation. Ladji finds fast success as a drug trafficker, but with that success comes uneasy alliances with the upper echelons of the underworld, Mali’s military, and even Al-Qaeda.

A sort of African variation on Scarface, Wùlu marks the sizzling debut of Malian-French director Daouda Coulibaly. The film begins as a gritty crime story before transforming into a political thriller. Along the way it sheds light on a part of the world too rarely seen—and the brutal, externally manipulated social order that holds it captive.


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Director: Daouda Coulibaly
Producer: Eric Nevé, Oumar Sy
Screenwriter: Daouda Coulibaly

Music: Eric Neveux
Cinematographer: Pierre Milon
Editor: Julien Leloup

Cast: Ibrahim Koma, Inna Modja

Daouda Coulibaly

Daouda Coulibaly is a Malian-French filmmaker. His directorial credits include the short films “A History of Independence” (09) and “Tinye So” (10). Wùlu (16) is his feature debut.