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The Wrestlers - M'Pongo

Jean-Michel Tchissoukou – 1982

Between 1930 and 1960 there was a conflict of civilisation in Congo as in most Africa.The director adapts this conflict in a classroom during the gymnastic class.Malapet, an ancient wrestler is the adviser of the gymnastic teacher. He gives a demonstration of this traditional fight to the pupils that react differently. Adouki is fascinated and to prove his courage defies Malapet in a struggle during the festival between the villages.He is of course put out and desperate think of suicide. More

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trigon-film is a foundation with outstanding films from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, pursuing the aim to dismantle cultural barriers and prejudices. Since its foundation in 1988, trigon has distributed more than 500 titles to Swiss cinema houses, on DVD and in its online cinema. Most of these titles remain in the trigon collection so that the access to this visual legacy is maintained. Learn more