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Life Is Rosy (1987)

La vie est belle (original title)
Kourou comes from a village to Kinshasa, Zaire's capital and the center of World Beat; music is in his heart and he has big dreams. Right away he gets a job as a domestic for Mamou, the ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Papa Wemba ...
Kourou
Bibi Krubwa ...
Kabibi
Landu Nzunzimbu Matshia ...
Mamou
Kanko Kasongo ...
Nvouandou
Lokinda Menji Feza ...
Nzazi
Kalimazi Lombume Riva ...
Mongali
Mazaza Mukoko ...
Mama Dingari, la mère de Kourou
Tumba Ayila ...
Le nain Emoro
Mujinga Mbuji Inabanza ...
Cherie Bondowe
Bwanando Ngimbi ...
Maitre Nganga
Pépé Kallé ...
Pépé Kallé
Alamba Engongo ...
Le chauffeur de Nvouandou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maître Nono ...
Maître Nono
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Kourou comes from a village to Kinshasa, Zaire's capital and the center of World Beat; music is in his heart and he has big dreams. Right away he gets a job as a domestic for Mamou, the loud wife of a club owner, and he falls in love with Kabibi, a virginal young woman who wants to be a secretary. Meanwhile, Nvouandou, the club owner, childless after twenty years of marriage, wants a second wife and determines to marry Kabibi. Mamou pretends to approve of the match, but behind her husband's back, she pushes Kabibi into the arms of Kourou. Can Kourou win Kabibi's hand and fulfill his dreams of being a singer; can Mamou recapture the affections of Nvouandou? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Very good film
28 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The film I found was very high lighting of the then Congo. The characters were very well played. I gave it a 9 from 10 because there were parts where the story did not match and therefore had a space in the story line.

But this might be only because of the formats I have gotten used to because of watching American cinema, where most things are tied together in a useful way to tell the story.

I am from Canada but have visited Africa several times and this film makes me want to go back.

The film and story line gives you a very good look into Africana life as I have seen there in my travels to the western coast.

The film is very good, and I recommend this film to any who want to see African film at it's best.

Well done!! Thedirector101


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