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Title:

ÇA TWISTE À POPENGUINE

Title English:ROCKING POPENGUINE
Country:Senegal 1994
Format:Beta
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:86 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa IV


Director :Absa, Moussa Sene
Screenplay:Absa, Moussa Sene
Cinematography:Gentil, Dominique
Editing:Absa, Moussa Sene
Music:Diabaté, Maadu
Sound:Liebling, Jonathan
  
Cast:Ba, Coura
 Balmer, Jean-Francois
 Bo, Ousmane
 Nassalang, Patrice
Production company:France 2 Cinéma
 Cameras Continentales



Storyline



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This Sengalese drama, set in the mid 60s, follows the exploits of two gangs of teenagers who adopt Western ways. Each gang only has three members. Les Ins take their names from French pop stars. The Kings are styled after American rhythm and blues players. Johnny Hallyday`s gang controls the eligible village girls. The Kings have the only record player in the area. The boys parents set back and watch their children bemusedly. They are not quite sure how they feel about all the new fangled behavior. The villagers become shocked when a wealthy merchant buys a television. The TV usurps the traditional shadow puppet shows as the village entertainment.
(Sandra Brennan, Rovi, rotten tomatoes)

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