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The African Doctor (2016)

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The story of Seyolo Zantoko, who as a freshly graduated doctor of Congolese descent in France, struggled with his family to integrate in a small rural village, and ended up being considered as one of the most respected doctors in the area.

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Julien Rambaldi

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Benoît Graffin (adaptation), Benoît Graffin (dialogue) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Zinga ... Seyolo Zantoko
Aïssa Maïga ... Anne Zantoko
Bayron Lebli Bayron Lebli ... Kamini Zantoko
Médina Diarra Médina Diarra ... Sivi
Rufus ... Jean
Jonathan Lambert ... Lavigne
Jean-Benoît Ugeux ... Le maire
Stéphane Bissot ... Madame Quinquin
Marie-Philomène Nga Marie-Philomène Nga ... Tantine Baheta
Mata Gabin Mata Gabin ... Mado
Diogène Ntarindwa Diogène Ntarindwa ... Luzakueno
Jean Bediebe Jean Bediebe ... Tonton Baheta
Narcisse Mame Narcisse Mame ... Jack
Sylvestre Amoussou Sylvestre Amoussou ... Tonton Beki
Frédérick Bukolé Frédérick Bukolé ... Tonton GPFM
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The story of Seyolo Zantoko, who as a freshly graduated doctor of Congolese descent in France, struggled with his family to integrate in a small rural village, and ended up being considered as one of the most respected doctors in the area.

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Kamini Zantoko (Seyolo's son) was a part of the writers of the film. See more »

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References The Man Who Came from Elsewhere (2004) See more »

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Indépendance Cha Cha
Performed by Joseph 'Le Grand Kallé' Kabasele (as Le Grand Kallé)
Lyrics by Joseph 'Le Grand Kallé' Kabasele / J. Deboeck / O. Saintal
© EMI Music Publishing BVBA
By Permission of /Avec l'autorisation de EMI Music Publishing France. Touts droits résèrves.
(P) Tshamala Kapinga Kabasele. Touts droits résèrves.
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A timely reminder for us.
14 January 2017 | by Sachin_ChavanSee all my reviews

A film for our times, though based on true story decades ago. A black Congolese doctor relocates to French countryside with his family and face racial distancing by the locals. It's an uplifting story on how the father and the kids turn both the locals and their mother too with their talents and unconditionality. In current times when divisive tendencies are on the upswing, we need more such reinforcements.

The movie is a simple one, perhaps made with modest means. But it is highly effective at what it attempts.

The acting, especially of the female lead is very good. And the kids as well as the male lead are delightful. The villagers all play their role well.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | Lingala

Release Date:

8 June 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The African Doctor See more »

Filming Locations:

Steenkerque, Belgium See more »

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$4,401,654
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2.35 : 1
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