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The Secret of the Ant-Child (2011)

Le secret de l'enfant-fourmi (original title)
During a journey to northern Benin, Cécile's path crosses that of a young African mother who abandons a baby in her arms.

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Christine François (scenario), Sophie Fillières (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Audrey Dana ... Cécile
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ... Didier Germain
Élie Lucas Moussoko Élie Lucas Moussoko ... Lancelot
Yann Trégouët Yann Trégouët ... Philippe
Gérard Hounou Gérard Hounou ... Le gendarme
Vivianne Tatangue Vivianne Tatangue ... Fati
Catherine Gandois Catherine Gandois ... La mère de Cécile
Fati Ganiki Fati Ganiki ... La mère de Lancelot
Mohamed Imorouchabi Mohamed Imorouchabi ... Le père de Lancelot
Pierre Bio Sanou Pierre Bio Sanou ... Le chef de village de Tikou
Moussa Issifou Moussa Issifou ... Gardien maison Didier
Françoise Bagri Françoise Bagri ... Mère Emmanuelle
Laetitia Andrieu Laetitia Andrieu ... La maîtresse d'école
Fred Nony Fred Nony ... Le directeur
Assane Timbo Assane Timbo ... L'intituteur Alain Lacour
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Cécile is travelling in northern Benin. She happens to cross the path of a young African mother who abandons a baby in her arms... Cécile is going to adopt this rejected child. She accepts this adoption the way one would accept an "accidental" pregnancy. She cannot resist. She decides to keep him and raise him alone. She names the baby Lancelot. The story of this adoption is going to intertwine with Cécile's personal history with men and with her own mother. It is also going to open her up to another world, in the strongest sense of the term. In seeking to contact Lancelot's biological parents seven years after he was abandoned, Cécile discovers the incredible secret story of this child that has become hers. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 May 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sekret afrykańskiego dziecka See more »

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1.85 : 1
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The fear is stronger than you
7 September 2019 | by nastyakerouacSee all my reviews

Saw this movie on my streaming service and clicked, I didn't read the storyline or any reviews. And now my hands are shaking. This is a great story about being different, about irrational fear, about fatal superstitions, about people. It's always interesting to learn about other culture and what I saw here is not only interesting but also is terrifying. Still can't say for sure if they're have this in Benin of elsewhere going, because I haven't done any research (or read credits), so let's imagine if it's true and watch this piece of art again and maybe we'll learn more about ourselves.


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