201495 minNC-17

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

Cast & Crew

Details of Movie

Country Mauritania France
Language Songhay Tamashek Arabic Bambara French English
Budget -
Revenue Opening Weekend USA: $45,110, 1 February 2015 Gross USA: $1,076,075 Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $7,179,391
Production Les Films du Worso Dune Vision Arches Films Arte France Cinéma Orange Studio Canal+ Ciné+ Le Pacte TV5 Monde Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée Indéfilms 2 Doha Film Institute
Distribution Le Pacte (2014) (World-wide) (theatrical) Arsenal Filmverleih (2014) (Germany) (theatrical) Cinéart (2014) (Belgium) (theatrical) Cinéart (2015) (Netherlands) (theatrical) Cohen Media Group (2014) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled) Golem Distribución (2015) (Spain) (theatrical) Le Pacte (2014) (France) (theatrical) Respect (2015) (Japan) (theatrical) Uzumasa (2015) (Japan) (theatrical) (in association with) Vertigo Média Kft. (2015) (Hungary) (theatrical) Weird Wave (2015) (Greece) (theatrical) Academy Two (2015) (Italy) (all media) Axia Films (2014) (Canada) (all media) Cameo (2015) (Spain) (Blu-ray) Cameo (2015) (Spain) (DVD) Film1 Spotlight (2015) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited) Midas Filmes (2015) (Portugal) (all media) NDMantarraya (2015) (Mexico) (all media) Twin Pics (2015) (Netherlands) (DVD) Twin Pics (2015) (Netherlands) (Blu-ray) (DVD) good movies! (2015) (Germany) (DVD) trigon-film (2014) (Switzerland) (all media) (special edition)

Fun Facts of Movie

Timbuktu was Mauritania’s official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 87th Academy Awards in 2015. It was the first time a Mauritanian film was submitted to the Oscars. It was also nominated in that category making it the first Mauritanian film to be nominated at the Oscars.

Timbuktu was shot on the Arri Alexa Plus, Cooke S4 and Fujinon Premier Cabrio Lenses

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