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Trailer For Philippe Niang's "Toussaint L'Ouverture" Film Is Here! Stars Jimmy Jean-Louis, Aïssa Maïga, Sonia Rolland

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 19, 2011 at 3:12PM

Well... it's not Danny Glover's long-in-gestation Toussaint L'Ouverture film, but I'll take it... 
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Well... it's not Danny Glover's long-in-gestation Toussaint L'Ouverture film, but I'll take it... 

Emmanuel profiled this French production a little bit ago, from French network France 2, and director Philippe Niang, titled Toussaint L'Ouverture.

Jimmy Jean-Louis stars as the title character in what will be a 2-part TV-movie, and he's joined by French actresses Aïssa Maïga (Paris, Je T'Aime, Bamako) as Toussaint's wife, Suzanne, and Sonia Rolland (Moloch Tropical, Midnight In Paris) as Marie-Eugénie Sonthonax, wife of abolitionist L.F. Sonthonax.

Expected to air on the French network sometime in 2012, no specific date has been given yet, nor whether we can expect the film to travel.

Till we know more, here's the film's first official trailer, which is in French, and not subtitled; but the images tell the tale, and I like these images (the aspect ratio is a little off):

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