Country:Burundi 1992
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:90 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa III

Director :Ngabo, Léonce
Screenplay:Ngabo, Léonce
 Sandoz, Jacques
Cinematography:Kälin, Matthias
Editing:Schürmann, Marco
Music:Hofmann, Pierre-Alain
Sound:Castro, Ricardo
Cast:Bunel, Marie
 Kumbela, Joseph
 Sangare, Aoua
Producer:Sandoz, Jacques
Production company:Jacques Sandoz Film Productions SA


Gito is a Burundian student who lives in Paris. When he finishes his studies, he decides to go back to his country and promises his French girlfriend that he will call for her when he becomes a minister, something that he is convinced will happen. However, he loses gradually his ambition as he`s confronted with the country reality and starts going out again with his childhood love. Nevertheless, he will make the best of a bad deal, with the help of the two women of his life. A delicious comedy. (Africultures)

Recommendation, experience, material

Festival des films francophones, Namur, 1992: Prix du meilleur premier film, Prix Agence de Coopération Française
Amiens International Film Festival, 1992: Prix de la Ville d`Amiens
JCC - Carthage Film Festival, Tunis, 1992: Prix Hani Jahvaria (Palestine), Prix de la presse ATCE
FESPACO, Ouagadougou, 1993: Prix Oumarou Ganda (Meilleur 1er film), Meilleur acteur, Joseph Kumbela, Prix IDERA, Canada
Cannes Films Festival, 1993: 2ème prix, section des Jeunes
African Film Festival, Milano, 1993: Prix Air Afrique
Lisboa Film Festival, Portugal, 1993: Meilleur film, prix du Jury
Vues d`Afrique, Montreal, 1993: Prix du meilleur film
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