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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.

Director:

Alain Gomis

Writers:

Alain Gomis (screenplay), Olivier Loustau (collaboration) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu ... Félicité
Gaetan Claudia Gaetan Claudia ... Samo
Papi Mpaka Papi Mpaka ... Tabu
Nadine Ndebo Nadine Ndebo ... Hortense
Elbas Manuana Elbas Manuana ... Luisant
Diplome Amekindra Diplome Amekindra ... Diplome
Célestin Mokono Célestin Mokono ... Main Gauche
François Kasonga François Kasonga ... Professeur
Prince Mbasi Prince Mbasi ... Léger
Ferdinand Minga Ferdinand Minga ... Renard
Aziza Kengumbe Aziza Kengumbe ... Serveuse
José Lusala José Lusala ... Cuisinière Nganda
Plaisir Mumbula Plaisir Mumbula ... Fille notable
Nathan Mulumba Nathan Mulumba ... Bandit
Claudine Lumbu Claudine Lumbu ... Infirmière
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Storyline

Filled with pride and a sense of freedom, Félicité is a night singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life changed totally when her 14-year-old son had a motorcycle accident. To save him, she embarks on a frenetic race through the streets of an electric Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. Her path crosses that of Tabu's. Written by Carthage Film Festival

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Taglines:

a musical odyssey

Genres:

Drama | Music

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Country:

France | Belgium | Senegal | Germany | Lebanon

Language:

Lingala | French

Release Date:

29 March 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,713, 29 October 2017

Gross USA:

$12,433

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$265,495
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It was first screened at the National Film Institute, Jos for the first time in Nigeria. See more »

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Rising up with music and song as troubles arrive
21 October 2018 | by namos-993-643970See all my reviews

The strong lead actors, the lively Congolese music in the small, smoky clubs, and the bizarre dream sequences worked together to enhance this dark portrayal of a feisty woman who strives to live by her own means. What would any of us not do to care for a child in desperate need, whether mother, father, family, or friend? I could feel Felicite's panic and determination as she tried to provide for her son's care. I went a little crazy right along with her. Been to Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda, but not DRC yet. Still the street scenes, the daily life felt familiar and true.


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