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Les rayures du zèbre (2014)

José is a football agent. He is in Ivory Coast to spot young talents in football . José Brussels is a braggart , who willingly sleeps with Gigi , a beautiful African woman who loves above ... See full summary »

Director:

Benoît Mariage

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Stefan Liberski (collaboration), Benoît Mariage (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Poelvoorde ... José Stockman
Marc Zinga ... Yaya Koné
Tatiana Rojo Tatiana Rojo ... Gigi
Tom Audenaert Tom Audenaert ... Koen
Eric Larcin Eric Larcin ... Evrard
Sibiri Tiémogo Sibiri Tiémogo ... Le sémaphoriste
Alice Hermance Gbongo Alice Hermance Gbongo ... Solange, la douanière
Franck Diabagaté Franck Diabagaté ... Franck
Yvette Koua Yvette Koua ... Hôtesse d'accueil hôtel
Mamadou Sangaré Mamadou Sangaré ... Paysan Youssouf
Doumbia Balla Doumbia Balla ... Fils Youssouf
Bruno Georis ... Le consul de Belgique
Delphin Beugre Delphin Beugre ... Ministre Blaise Kaboré
Bibo Guindo Bibo Guindo ... Bibo
Sangaré Mohamed Sangaré Mohamed ... Siko
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Storyline

José is a football agent. He is in Ivory Coast to spot young talents in football . José Brussels is a braggart , who willingly sleeps with Gigi , a beautiful African woman who loves above all the luxury he offers her ... One day, José spots Yaya, a street boy with the potential of a champion , and brings him to Belgium . Will Yaya be José's reward? Between the poor neighborhoods of Abidjan and Sporting Club of Charleroi, the cultural "gap" is brutal ... and reserves surprises . Written by eranga05

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Benoît Poelvoorde: Your son shouldn't be in a football club, he should be in the circus See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 February 2014 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Akwaba See more »

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Charleroi 30000 fans, what a joke. In their wildest dreams maybe...
23 August 2017 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Even as a Belgian I never heard of this movie before. I just stumbled on it because I was looking up the movies with Benoît Poelvoorde. I like him because he has a great sense of humor and he's been in a couple real good comedies. This one is not his best one though. It's okay to watch once but don't expect too much of it. One of the reason almost nobody heard of that movie is because they use a shitty football team like Charleroi. Nobody cares about that team expect a bunch full of retards from the ugliest city in Belgium, that is Charleroi. If they would have made it with Standard de Liège it would probably have known a bigger success here because that team has the greatest fans. In the movie Benoît Poelvoorde once mentioned there are 30000 people attending the Charleroi games. That's the only thing that made me laugh. The only occasion they have a 30000 crowd attendance is if they play Standard de Liège who brings more than half of those 30000. The rest of the season there are barely 10000 people in that lousy stadium. So that was the only joke that made me laugh out loud. Otherwise the movie is about a talent spotter that tries to find a football gem in Africa. Not a bad story but like I said not the greatest either.


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