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Going Bongo (2015)

A newly recruited American doctor "mistakenly" volunteers to work in Africa for a month.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernest Napoleon ... Dr.Lewis Burger
Emanuela Galliussi ... Laura Carmenucci
Ashley Olds ... Marina Kezerian
Nyokabi Gethaiga ... Tina
MacDonald Haule MacDonald Haule ... Bahame
Mariam Peter Mariam Peter ... Zola Mwandenga
Evance Bukuku Evance Bukuku ... Kaligo
Gabriel Jarret ... Brian Kaufman
Jeff Joslin ... Perry Weiss
Betty Kazimbaya Betty Kazimbaya ... Mama Mwandenga
Ahmed Olotu Ahmed Olotu ... Yazidi
Robert Sisko ... Dr.Eliot Lerner
Richard Halverson ... Cyril Flaws
Maiz Lucero ... Dr. Trout
Sauda Simba Sauda Simba ... Rose


A newly recruited American doctor "mistakenly" volunteers to work in Africa for a month.

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An American doctor mistakenly volunteers to go to Africa for one month


Comedy | Drama



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Release Date:

4 June 2015 (UK) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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An American wrongly chosen to go to Africa as a Doctor
10 June 2015 | by mike_muakadiSee all my reviews

Ernest Napoleon was fantastic and extraordinarily incarnated the role.I watched the film "Going Bongo" in London on 04.06.2015. As African, originally from Democratic Republic of Congo I was impressed by the value of this film by the fact this film highlights hard conditions which people in Africa achieve their duties. My advice is that this film can be used as catalyst in development fora. Ernest Napoleon was very impressive and very intelligent in his reactions as strange when he arrived in Tanzania. I am sure that the time he passed in Africa before to go to America has helped him. But he is naturally very clever and wise.

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