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Félicité (2017)

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Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu ...
Gaetan Claudia ...
Samo
Papi Mpaka ...
Tabu
Nadine Ndebo ...
Hortense
Elbas Manuana ...
Luisant
Diplome Amekindra ...
Diplome
Célestin Mokono ...
Main Gauche
François Kasonga ...
Professeur
Prince Mbasi ...
Léger
Ferdinand Minga ...
Renard
Aziza Kengumbe ...
Serveuse
José Lusala ...
Cuisinière Nganda
Plaisir Mumbula ...
Fille notable
Nathan Mulumba ...
Bandit
Claudine Lumbu ...
Infirmière
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Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.

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a musical odyssey

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29 March 2017 (France)  »

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Felisite  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,713, 29 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,433, 25 January 2018
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real - tough but free
8 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

+ very realistic view on Kinshasa today. I've been there a year ago and this film took me right back to the bumpy, colorful streets. the human part of the film was very real and touching. one feels like being there with them.

+ very good music. especially the Congolese songs!

  • pity of the blue, arty images woven throughout the main story. for me they don't add any value, on the contrary, they make the movie 30min too long.


= overall: very good acting, real and interesting view on black Africa: it shows that third world societies are just as valuable as the ones in the western world. they look different and maybe scary to some, but we should learn from there way of life, instead of imposing our view on them.

we have what they lack (good healthcare, good infrastructure, etc) but they have what we lack: social cohesion, time and most of all: freedom!


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