Senegalese writer-director Moussa Sene Absa (Tableau Ferraille) uses the murder of a police officer and the subsequent investigation to frame this uplifting 2002 feminist melodrama about a spunky divorcee who sells produce on the street (brouette is French for wheelbarrow) and saves other women from spousal abuse. When Absa uses passersby as a Greek chorus to further the tale in song, his film feels like a folk legend, but as the heroine tumbles from one mess into the next, she seems more like a hyperventilating Joan Crawford. In French with subtitles. 104 min.