Kini and Adams are two friends leaving in a Zimbabwe village who dream of repairing an old broken car, and moving to the city and starting life over.


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Credited cast:
Vusi Kunene ...
David Mohloki ...
Netsayi Chigwendere ...
Simon Shumba ...
Ranganai Nyazema ...
John the Mad
Fidelis Cheza ...
Walter Muparutsa ...
Big Oaf
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pretty Bhebhe ...
Woman in Bar
Milba Bure ...
Woman in Bar
Cladman Chakawa ...
Big Oaf's Child
Tisa Chifunyise ...
Big Oaf's Wife
Sheila Chimutashe ...
Woman in Bar


Kini and Adams are two friends leaving in a Zimbabwe village who dream of repairing an old broken car, and moving to the city and starting life over.

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22 October 1997 (France)  »

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Funny and touching.
22 July 2005 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"Kini and Adams" is a very human movie from African director Idrissa Ouedraogo. It tells the story of the two friends of the title and their dream of leave their small town and start a new life in the city with a old car they are repairing. It's a sad comedy, very funny at moments. The acting is wonderful and the beautiful African landscape is very well filmed, with a lot of color. The movie deals with the subject of how the poverty can affect the personal relationships, and the way the director handles it remind me the Charlie Chaplin movies, whose themes are similar in a certain way. It has been a surprise for me, the African cinema is absolutely unknown in occident, and movies like this prove that it deserves more attention.

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