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Benda Bilili! ()


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Kinshasa, DRCongo, 2005: Benda Bilili, poor paraplegic street musicians, get noticed by a French film team. Studio recordings get their music out on album and 2009, they have concerts in Europe.

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Leon Likabu ...
Self (as Leon "Ricky" Likabu)
Roger Landu ...
Self
Coco Ngambali ...
Self (as Coco Ngambali Yakala)
Cubain Kabeya ...
Self
Paulin Kiara-Maigi ...
Self (as Paulin "Cavalier" Kiara-Maigi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Waroma 'Santu Papa' Abi-Ngoma
Maria Barli Djongo ...
Self
Renaud Barret ...
(voice)
Kabanka Kabose Kasungo
Vincent Kenis ...
Self
Claud Kinunu Montana ...
Self
Theo Nsituvuidi ...
Self (as Theo "Coude" Nsituvuidi)
Zadis Mbulu Nzungu
Djunana Tanga-Suele ...
Self

Directed by

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Renaud Barret
Florent de La Tullaye

Written by

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Renaud Barret ... (script) and
Florent de La Tullaye ... (script)

Produced by

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Renaud Barret ... producer
Yves Chanvillard ... producer
Nadim Cheikhrouha ... producer
Florent de La Tullaye ... producer
Natacha Delmon Casanova ... assistant producer
Hugo Jeuffrault ... production organizer
Olivier Laffon ... associate producer

Music by

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Staff Benda Bilili

Cinematography by

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Renaud Barret
Florent de La Tullaye

Film Editing by

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Jean-Christophe Hym

Editorial Department

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Bruno Patin ... color timer: Eclair
Nicolas Perret ... colorist

Sound Department

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Mikaël Barre ... sound editor / sound mixer
Renaud Barret ... sound
Florent de La Tullaye ... sound
Samuel Mittelman ... sound library

Camera and Electrical Department

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Renaud Barret ... still photographer
Enrico Dagnino ... still photographer
Florent de La Tullaye ... still photographer
Christophe MacPherson ... still photographer
Benoît Musereau ... still photographer
Noël Quidu ... still photographer

Music Department

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Cubain Kabeya ... music supervisor

Additional Crew

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Annie Maurette ... press attache
Mathieu Piazza ... promoter
Stanislas Raguenet ... subtitles
Juilette Reitzer ... press attache
Emmanuel Saunier ... production coordinator

Thanks

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Agnès B. ... special thanks
Héloïse de Laage ... thanks
Jean-Luc Ormières ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Summer 2009. Five paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager light up the stage in front of an entranced audience of 8000 people. "Benda Bilili" - in English "See Beyond", is the name of this Kinshasa band which has acquired a global following. Chances of success were slim at first for these homeless handicapped artists who struggled to survive on the streets of their dilapidated capital. "Benda Bilili" is not a music film, it's the story of a dream that became reality. And a plunge into the streets of Kinshasa without a safety net. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • ベンダ・ビリリ! もう一つのキンシャサの奇跡 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Бенда Билили! (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 85 min
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Trivia French visa # 123681. See more »

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