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Life Is Rosy (1987)

La vie est belle (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 15 June 1988 (France)
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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Papa Wemba Papa Wemba ... Kourou
Bibi Krubwa Bibi Krubwa ... Kabibi
Landu Nzunzimbu Matshia Landu Nzunzimbu Matshia ... Mamou
Kanko Kasongo Kanko Kasongo ... Nvouandou
Lokinda Menji Feza Lokinda Menji Feza ... Nzazi
Kalimazi Lombume Riva Kalimazi Lombume Riva ... Mongali
Mazaza Mukoko Mazaza Mukoko ... Mama Dingari, la mère de Kourou
Tumba Ayila Tumba Ayila ... Le nain Emoro
Mujinga Mbuji Inabanza Mujinga Mbuji Inabanza ... Cherie Bondowe
Bwanando Ngimbi Bwanando Ngimbi ... Maitre Nganga
Pépé Kallé Pépé Kallé ... Pépé Kallé
Alamba Engongo Alamba Engongo ... Le chauffeur de Nvouandou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maître Nono 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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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Not Rated
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Documentary-like views of Kinshasa
17 April 2001 | by wjficklingSee all my reviews

This film is memorable only because you get a chance to see firsthand what the Congo (then Zaire) really looks like. Also, the music is passable. Otherwise, the story is hard to follow, the characters are easy to confuse, and the outcome is ultimately very predictable. But I'm not sorry I saw it, largely because of its documentary-like realism.


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Country:

Belgium | France | Zaire

Language:

French

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15 June 1988 (France) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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