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Moustapha Alassane is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director of Photography and Editor Nigerien born on 1 january 1942

Moustapha Alassane

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Nationality Niger
Birth 1 january 1942
Death 17 march 2015 (at 73 years)

Moustapha Alassane est un réalisateur, acteur et scénariste nigérien né en 1942 et mort le 17 mars 2015 à Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso.

Biography

Moustapha Alassane, mécanicien à l'origine, découvre les techniques du cinéma aux côtés de Jean Rouch (qui lui donnera un rôle dans son film Petit à petit en 1971). Il travaille également au Canada avec Norman McLaren sur le cinéma d'animation, un genre qui lui plaît puisqu'Alassane réalise le premier dessin animé africain : La Mort de Gandji. Le long-métrage F.V.V.A.: Femmes Voitures Villas Argent, une satire de mœurs dénonçant l'arrivisme des nouveaux riches en Afrique, est récompensé à la première édition du FESPACO et contribue à faire du Niger un pays qui compte dans le paysage cinématographique des années 1970.

Il conduisait la voiture lors de l'accident dans lequel Jean Rouch trouva la mort.

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Filmography of Moustapha Alassane (8 films)

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Actor

Moustapha Alassane, Cineaste of the Possible, 1h33
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Moustapha Alassane
Roles Himself

Moustapha Alassane is a living legend in African cinema. His adventures take us to the era of “pre-cinema”, to the times of magical lantern and Chinese shadows. He is the first director of Nigerien cinema and animation films in Africa. He tells very old stories with current technology, but he also narrates the most current events with the most archaic means. This documentary not only tells the adventure of a human being and an extraordinary professional, but the memories of a generation, the history of a country, Niger, in its golden age of cinema.
Little by Little, 1h36
Directed by Jean Rouch
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Damouré Zika, Safi Faye, Moustapha Alassane
Roles Moustapha
Rating72% 3.6119453.6119453.6119453.6119453.611945
Damouré, qui dirige à Ayorou (Niger) avec Lam et Illo la société d'import-export Petit à petit décide de construire un « grand Building » dans son village. Il part à Paris pour voir « comment on peut vivre dans des maisons à étages ». Dans la capitale, il découvre les curieuses façons de vivre et de penser des Parisiens qu'il décrit dans des « Lettres persanes » envoyées régulièrement à ces compagnons, jusqu'à ce que ceux-ci, le croyant devenu fou, envoient Lam le rejoindre pour se rendre compte sur place...

Director

Agaïssa
Agaïssa (2004)

Directed by Moustapha Alassane

In Niger, the oral tradition and its moral lessons are passed on through tales and stories. Agaïssa is the story of a young princess who does not listen to her parents, neither to the wisemen, and who just does what she fancies to do.
Samba the Great, 14minutes
Directed by Moustapha Alassane
Origin Niger
Genres Animation
Rating56% 2.8140552.8140552.8140552.8140552.814055
Les aventures d’un héros légendaire qui, ébloui par la beauté d’une princesse, en demande la main. Celle-ci lui impose plusieurs épreuves dont il sort vainqueur, mais il doit encore et toujours prouver sa vaillance. Les deux jeunes gens réussiront-ils à se réunir ?
Toula, or the Genie of the Water, 1h16
Directed by Moustapha Alassane
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Historical
Actors Sotigui Kouyate, Damouré Zika
Rating67% 3.387533.387533.387533.387533.38753
The gods have declared the drought of the country. There seems to be no hope. A holy man summoned by the king requires the sacrifice of a young woman to put an end to their anger. A young man in love decides to go in search of water to save the girl from a tragic end, but when he returns with good news it's too late: the genie had his satisfaction and Toula has already disappeared in the holy swamp.
Women Cars Villas Money, 1h2
Directed by Moustapha Alassane
Origin Niger
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Sotigui Kouyate, Zalika Souley
Rating68% 3.4362353.4362353.4362353.4362353.436235
Ali is a modest civil servant who enjoys a pleasant life in town. One day, upon being forced by his parents to marry a woman he doesn't want, Ali is dragged into a vortex composed by “Women (Femmes), Cars (Voitures), Villas, Money (Argent)” all of which, in Niger, stand for social success. Longing for an increasingly luxurious way of life, in order to support habits he himself created, Ali is forced to steal and is arrested. When everyone else abandons him, his first wife reveals her loyalty and awaits his release.
Bon Voyage Sim
Directed by Moustapha Alassane
Genres Animation
Rating57% 2.8692352.8692352.8692352.8692352.869235
Sim, the President of a Republic of Toads, goes on a journey invited by a neighboring president. When he returns, he is dethroned and thrown into the water by his compatriots.
Return of an Adventurer
Directed by Moustapha Alassane
Origin Niger
Genres Western
Actors Zalika Souley
Rating65% 3.2557253.2557253.2557253.2557253.255725
A man returns home to his village with Western cowboy duds and forms a gang with his old buddies. Getting into their role, the black cowboys spread panic throughout the village with brawls and robberies.

Scriptwriter

Samba the Great, 14minutes
Directed by Moustapha Alassane
Origin Niger
Genres Animation
Roles Writer
Rating56% 2.8140552.8140552.8140552.8140552.814055
Les aventures d’un héros légendaire qui, ébloui par la beauté d’une princesse, en demande la main. Celle-ci lui impose plusieurs épreuves dont il sort vainqueur, mais il doit encore et toujours prouver sa vaillance. Les deux jeunes gens réussiront-ils à se réunir ?
Toula, or the Genie of the Water, 1h16
Directed by Moustapha Alassane
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Historical
Actors Sotigui Kouyate, Damouré Zika
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.387533.387533.387533.387533.38753
The gods have declared the drought of the country. There seems to be no hope. A holy man summoned by the king requires the sacrifice of a young woman to put an end to their anger. A young man in love decides to go in search of water to save the girl from a tragic end, but when he returns with good news it's too late: the genie had his satisfaction and Toula has already disappeared in the holy swamp.
Women Cars Villas Money, 1h2
Directed by Moustapha Alassane
Origin Niger
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Sotigui Kouyate, Zalika Souley
Rating68% 3.4362353.4362353.4362353.4362353.436235
Ali is a modest civil servant who enjoys a pleasant life in town. One day, upon being forced by his parents to marry a woman he doesn't want, Ali is dragged into a vortex composed by “Women (Femmes), Cars (Voitures), Villas, Money (Argent)” all of which, in Niger, stand for social success. Longing for an increasingly luxurious way of life, in order to support habits he himself created, Ali is forced to steal and is arrested. When everyone else abandons him, his first wife reveals her loyalty and awaits his release.
Bon Voyage Sim
Directed by Moustapha Alassane
Genres Animation
Roles Writer
Rating57% 2.8692352.8692352.8692352.8692352.869235
Sim, the President of a Republic of Toads, goes on a journey invited by a neighboring president. When he returns, he is dethroned and thrown into the water by his compatriots.
Return of an Adventurer
Directed by Moustapha Alassane
Origin Niger
Genres Western
Actors Zalika Souley
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.2557253.2557253.2557253.2557253.255725
A man returns home to his village with Western cowboy duds and forms a gang with his old buddies. Getting into their role, the black cowboys spread panic throughout the village with brawls and robberies.

Producer

Bon Voyage Sim
Directed by Moustapha Alassane
Genres Animation
Roles Producer
Rating57% 2.8692352.8692352.8692352.8692352.869235
Sim, the President of a Republic of Toads, goes on a journey invited by a neighboring president. When he returns, he is dethroned and thrown into the water by his compatriots.

Cameraman

Toula, or the Genie of the Water, 1h16
Directed by Moustapha Alassane
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Historical
Actors Sotigui Kouyate, Damouré Zika
Roles Director of Photography
Rating67% 3.387533.387533.387533.387533.38753
The gods have declared the drought of the country. There seems to be no hope. A holy man summoned by the king requires the sacrifice of a young woman to put an end to their anger. A young man in love decides to go in search of water to save the girl from a tragic end, but when he returns with good news it's too late: the genie had his satisfaction and Toula has already disappeared in the holy swamp.