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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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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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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

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:

Felisite See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,713, 29 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,433, 25 January 2018
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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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For those who like classics
21 October 2018 | by rosspuseySee all my reviews

This film is a classic film about life in the cultural setting of the Congo. I was concerned this would be an emotionally heavy movie for no reason but it turned out to be an intriguing and at times even gripping film about life for what could have easily been one of us, a neighbor, or family member. You feel a connection to the characters and an affection for their imperfect perfections in just being people. What makes this a classic versus just a good film was the quality of the acting. In classic films where body language and relationship development are centered and words are reserved to emphasize the moment this film ensures you are watching every move of the characters as much as listening for what is said next. I'd recommend this film to anyone who enjoys the art of cinema.


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