Xalé Bu Rérr

Lost Child | Verlorenes Kind
A young boy from an affluent family has the experience of a lifetime after his first day of school. When his father does not come to pick him up, he simply walks off. He gets lost and wanders without direction through the noise and chaos of a poverty-stricken metropolis. Unexpectedly, the boy receives help from an old scrap metal collector and a gang of street children. A striking portrait of Dakar, with elements of a fairytale.
by Abdou Khadir Ndiaye
with Ibrahima Ba, Mentor Ba, Khalima Gadji, Xavier Caly, Fallou Ndiaye, Moussa Gueye, Koudia Fall
Senegal 2016 Wolof, French 18’ Colour empfohlen ab 9 Jahren


  • Ibrahima Ba (Insh)
  • Mentor Ba (Old man)
  • Khalima Gadji (Insh's mother)
  • Xavier Caly (Insh's father)
  • Fallou Ndiaye (Xalebi)
  • Moussa Gueye (Omar)
  • Koudia Fall (Young woman)


Written and Directed by Abdou Khadir Ndiaye
Cinematography Amath Niane
Editing Eloise Pelloquet
Music Abdou Guité Seck
Sound Design Bruno Elhinger
Sound Ousmane Coly
Costumes Salimata Ndiaye
Make-Up Ana Senghor
Casting Kadia Sall, Fatou Toure
Production Design Oumar Sall the Great
Producer Oumar Sall

Produced by


Abdou Khadir Ndiaye

Born in Pikine, Senegal in 1988, he began training in film in 2008 and gained experience as a trainee assistant director on the feature film Tey by Alain Gomis which screened in Competition at the Berlinale in 2012. He has participated in various screenwriting and directing workshops including at the Goethe Institut and the Brazilian Embassy, both in Dakar, Senegal. After working as an assistant director on a series of productions, Xalé Bu Rérr (Lost Child) is his first short film.


2016 Xalé Bu Rérr (Lost Child); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017