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 1999  Vacances au pays

 1987  Badiaga

 1983  Histoires Droles et Droles de Gens

 1975  Muna Moto

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Vacances au pays

"Vacances au pays" ist eine tagebuchartig gestaltete Reise, auf der sich der Filmemacher Jean-Marie Teno nach Jahren der Abwesenheit zurück in seine Heimat Kamerun begibt, auf die Suche nach dem Fantasma der Modernität, von dem sein Volk besessen ist. Mit spitzer Zunge, Ironie und einer gewissen Traurigkeit auch hinterfragt Teno den Entwicklungsbegriff, der in Afrika mit einer "tropischen Modernität" in Verbindung gebracht wird. Alles, was aus Europa oder Nordamerika kommt, ist modern - alles was heimisch ist und gleichzeitig archaisch, muss verschwinden. Weiter

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Badiaga

Badiaga follows the rules of a classical tragedy. A three year old girl abandoned in a food market is sheltered and raised by a deaf and dumb vagrant. They develop a very strong bond. Badiaga dreams of becoming a famous singer and listens in total fascination to the artists who sing in the different cafes where she wanders.One day she has the chance of singing on the radio a song which becomes a national hit. From that moment onwards she holds a nonstop succession of concerts. In love with her career, she refuses any romantic relations and searches desperately for her origins. This story was inspired by the life of Beti-Beti, a legendary Cameroon singer. Weiter

Histoires Droles et Droles de Gens

An African storyteller, humorously and kindly, talks about how some of his fellow countrymen are emulating the habits of white people and “Their stuff”. He thus presents several cases to prove his point. In one of them a supposed to be planter and businessman who underpay an employee gets framed by his own folks. A young boy, jump from a high tree with an open umbrella to copy the way the parachutist do in the city. A few other examples are as pathetic or comical. At the epilogue our storyteller finds himself being laughed at, at a bistro in Paris. The way he deals with the situation is kind, and again humorous. Weiter

Muna Moto

Ngando and Ndomé are in love. Ngando wishes to marry Ndomé but her family reminds him that the traditional dowry must be settled. Unfortunately, Ngando is poor and unable to fulfil the tradition. Ndomé is pregnant and bears his child. According to the village tradition, she must take a husband, at least one who can afford to pay the dowry. The villagers decide that Ndomé should marry Ngando’s uncle, who has already three sterile wives. In despair, the young man kidnaps his daughter upon the day of the traditional feast. An African Romeo and Juliet story. Weiter

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