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Cast overview:
Dieudonné Kabongo ...
Papa National (as Dieudonné Kabongo Hashila)
Yves Mba ...
Le Champion
Pascal N'Zonzi ...
Pascal Nzonzi
Jean LaCroix Kamba ...
Sergeant-chef / Commissaire du Gouvernement
Djibril Nguemongwa ...
Premier Sergeant
'Michou' Michel Tchibinda ...
Lilian Gomez ...
Luce Malekou ...
Fille de Palais / Speakerine TV4
Geneviève Issembe ...
Mama Nationale
Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda ...
Journaliste Television Nationale / Chauffeur de la Fille du Palais / Chauffeur du Chef de Garde
Bonga Bakissi ...
Voix féminine radio (voice)


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Release Date:

13 October 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Le damier, Papa National Oyé!  »

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Wicked Political Satire
26 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The main character is a man who declared himself "President for life". The main action in this film centers around a checkers game with the Pesident and an African peasant.This is one of my favorite films of all times and I am not even very interested in politics or African politics. The satire was really well done showing all of the brutality and injustice of self appointed dictators. But even more than the political relevance is that there is something so compelling about the psychology of this poor checkers champion that i have never forgotten this 40 minute film. I saw it about 10 years ago. It should be a a political and dramatic classic.

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