Gito, l'ingrat

Léonce NgaboBurundi – 1992

Gito is a Burundian student who lives in Paris. When he finishes his studies, he decides to go back to his country and promises his French girlfriend that he will call for her when he becomes a minister, something that he is convinced will happen. However, he loses gradually his ambition as he's confronted with the country reality and starts going out again with his childhood love. Nevertheless, he will make the best of a bad deal, with the help of the two women of his life.
A delicious comedy.

Original Title Gito, l'ingrat
German Title Gito, l'ingrat
French Title Gito, l'ingrat
Other Titles Gito, l'ingrat - Gito, the Ungrateful
Directed by Léonce Ngabo
Country Burundi
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Léonce Ngabo
Production Jacques Sandoz, Films Production
Runtime 90 Min.
Language Französisch, Kirundi/e/f
Joseph Kumbela
Marie Bunel
Aoua Sangare

Festival des films francophones, Namur, 1992: Prix du meilleur premier film, Prix Agence de Coopération Française
Amiens International Film Festival, 1992: Prix de la Ville d`Amiens
JCC - Carthage Film Festival, Tunis, 1992: Prix Hani Jahvaria (Palestine), Prix de la presse ATCE
FESPACO, Ouagadougou, 1993: Prix Oumarou Ganda (Meilleur 1er film), Meilleur acteur, Joseph Kumbela, Prix IDERA, Canada
Cannes Films Festival, 1993: 2ème prix, section des Jeunes
African Film Festival, Milano, 1993: Prix Air Afrique
Lisboa Film Festival, Portugal, 1993: Meilleur film, prix du Jury
Vues d`Afrique, Montreal, 1993: Prix du meilleur film


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