Les rayures du zèbre (2014) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • 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 .


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  • José (Belgian, 45 years) is a manager of African football and he has chosen the poor neighborhoods of Abidjan as a hunting ground. There, women sell their charm while the guys, addicted to football, have the mad dream of conquering Europe and his astronomical wages. In this context, José finds Yaya, a young prodigy. He promises him a great future in football. He picks him in his bags. But, in Belgium, nothing goes as planned. The day of his test in a great club, Yaya makes a malaria crisis. Finally, the goose that lays the golden egg becomes a bulky object for his manager. However, by his rebellious and direct character, Yaya gonna open the soul of his employer. He saves him slowly from his emotional desert.

    José (belge, 45 ans), manager de footballeurs africains, a fait des quartiers populaires dAbidjan son terrain de chasse favori. Là, où pour survivre, les filles vendent leur charme pendant que les mecs, tous accros du foot, caressent le même rêve insensé de conquérir lEurope et ses salaires faramineux. Cest dans ce contexte que José découvre Yaya, jeune surdoué, à qui il promet un grand avenir footballistique. Il lembarque dans ses bagages. Mais, en Belgique, rien ne se passe comme prévu. Yaya fait une crise de palu le jour où il est testé dans un club de lélite. La poule aux ufs dor devient alors un objet encombrant pour son manager. Pourtant, insensiblement, Yaya, par sa nature rebelle et directe va ouvrir lâme de son employeur. Il lextirpe peu à peu de son immense désert affectif.

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