Togbe (2002)

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An unemployed white Dutchman is declared a reincarnated king of African Tribe. "Togbe" is the real-life story of a simple man summoned to greatness.


Rob Aitro, Sherman Lau


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Credited cast:
Henk Otte Henk Otte ... Self
Patience Okoto Patience Okoto ... Self
Togbega Kwao Anipati IV Togbega Kwao Anipati IV
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dodji Akakpo Dodji Akakpo
Paul Akakpo Paul Akakpo
Matthew Bigg Matthew Bigg
Confidence Confidence
Anthony Deutsch Anthony Deutsch
Ebenezer Dika Ebenezer Dika
Togbe Dragu Togbe Dragu
Comfort Gapketor Comfort Gapketor
Nathan Plas Nathan Plas
Kwao Tsa Tsu Badajbor Kwao Tsa Tsu Badajbor


Henk Otte lives on disability with his wife and son outside of Amsterdam. Though the Dutchman is white, he has been found to be a reincarnated king in the West African nation of Ghana - his wife's homeland. The documentary follows Otte from Holland to Ghana, where he's set to celebrate his fifth anniversary as the leader of Mepe, the region of 300,000 people who installed him. The story begins with the discovery that Otte's visa is being withheld by the Ghana embassy in Holland due to a controversy in the press. Once in Ghana, Otte is called before the chief's council to explain what happened. He then begins his official duties as development chief of Mepe by assessing the needs of the schools and hospitals. Later, Otte distributes the donations he's collected throughout the year. The latter part of the film examines the forces both political and religious, that led to Otte's unusual appointment. As well as a study of Mepe's demise; an American made dam that stopped the flow of the ... Written by Anonymous

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