Félicité

Félicité

DVD - 2018 | Lingala
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Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo's capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her fourteen-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Strand Releasing Home Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 0712267371327
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
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NTSC, rda.
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digital, optical, surround, rda.

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Mar 22, 2018

Probably for film aficionados only. This is the most unconventional film that I have seen this year. The first half is about a mother trying to save her injured son. The second half is completely different, often about dreams of dark forests and dark waters. A bonus for Americans is we get to see realistic scenes of life in the non-downtown section of Kinshasa, Congo. This was awarded the second best film in the Berlin Film Festival. While the film is not political, it shows a country run by oligarchs and mafia bosses where the main objective is to siphon the money to the ruling class and to leave the masses without a safety net (does this remind you of another country currently going towards this condition?).

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