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Title:

AFRIQUE, JE TE PLUMERAI

Title English:AFRICA, I WILL FLEECE YOU
Country:Kamerun 1991
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:88 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa III


Director :Teno, Jean-Marie
Screenplay:Teno, Jean-Marie
Cinematography:Dianoux, Robert
 Ntsa, Louis-Paul
Editing:Martin, Angela
 Rogeon, Chantal
Music:ABOUBACAR
 Lema, Ray
 Les Vibrations
Sound:Bonfanti, Francis
  
Cast:Beti, Mongo
 Njawe, Pius
 Ongbatik Njawé, Jeanne
Producer:Teno, Jean-Marie
Production company:Les Films du Raphia



Storyline



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A mixture of cinematic nostalgia (young Teno falls in love with the movies by watching Indian melodramas), faux documentary, historical footage, polemic essay, even an hilarious yet politically searing cabaret act! Africa is "fleeced" by not only the former colonial powers but also the local bourgeoisie as Teno fuses present and past in this beautiful yet melancholy visual poem. An extremely personal meditation that offers its own often surprising solutions for what Teno describes as "our present-day quagmire." (Africultures)

Comment


"Je suis arrivé au cinéma avec la nécessité de pousser un grand cri de colère contre l`injustice au Cameroun et aussi de mettre en évidence les éléments permettant de comprendre et éventuellement de dénouer les fils complexes de l`oppression en Afrique". Jean-Marie Teno Septembre 1992