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Title:

AU NOM DU CHRIST

Title English:IN THE NAME OF CHRIST
Country:Elfenbeinküste 1993
Format:35 mm
Colour:Colour
Language:OF frz. m. engl. UT
Length:80 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa III; 17. Afrika Film Festival


Director :M'Bala, Roger Gnoan
Screenplay:Adiaffi, Jean-Marie
 Akaffou, Bertin
 M'Bala, Roger Gnoan
Cinematography:Soudani, Mohammed
Editing:Amoussy, Djangoye
Music:Wassaba, Paul
Sound:Fénié, Jean-Pierre
  
Cast:Gondo, Pierre
 Lago, Félix
 Savané, Naky Sy
Producer:Soudani, Tiziana
Production company:Amka films



Storyline



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In a small Ivorian village lives a much-despised little swineherd. One day, after one drink too many, a childlike God comes to him in a vision and elects him to save his people.
An African cinema classic about a self-proclaimed miracle healer, who introduces himself as “the cousin of Christ” and who has himself put on the cross in an attempt to gain followers. Director Gnoan M’Bala’s scathing masterpiece is an early rebuke of the widespread proliferation of fundamental Christian sects in West Africa. But his ire is not only directed at evangelical fanatics; he denounces the efforts of the socalled
global religions to convert Africans as a “second conquest of Africa”. M’Bala stages this “spiritual colonisation” as a garish mask and costume show and, against the rural backdrop, exposes Christian masquerading as absurd theatre. M’Bala’s film won the main prize at FESPACO 1993 and countless other awards at festivals including Locarno, Milan and Montreal.