Bloodettes (The)

Genre : Fantasy
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2005
Format : Feature
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The story of a girl who in 2025 sleeps with a high authority of her country hoping to reap some advantages. But the man dies. Young Majolie and her best friend Chouchou are left with the task of getting rid of the corpse in a very sinister atmosphere.

Utterly singular, a futuristic, sci-fi, erotic, political thriller that traverses all of these genres while bringing a strong political sensibility to proceedings. Two sexy young women win the favours of the corrupt political elite, but when one of these leaders dies in the middle of a sexual act, the friends are left with a corpse to get rid of. Bekolo eviscerates the ruling elite but with the canny use of inter-titles also leaves the audience with something to ponder.


A Jean-Pierre Bekolo Film

French with English subtitles

Cast
Adèle Ado "Majolie"
Dorylia Calmel "Chouchou"
Joséphine Ndagnou "Natou"
Emile Abossolo "Ministre d'Etat"
Essindji Mindja "Essomba"
Alino de Baham "Rokko"
Jimmy Biyong "Boucher"
Bekate Meyong "Mamba"
Veronique Mendouga "Dr Amanga
Doualla Toto "Ma'Africa
Thierry Mintamack "Tony
Jimmy Biyong "Boucher
Venant Mboua "Taximan
Balthazar Amadagoleda "SGCC
Yolande Ambiana "Voice

Production: Quartier Mozart Films
Running Time: 92 min.
Original language: French
Subtitles: English
Country: Cameroon - Africa/ France
Year: Fall 2005

Director of Photography
Robert Humphreys

Production Designer
Thierry Bekolo

Cameraman
Bonaventure Takoukam

Soundman
Sosthène Fokam

Art Director
Carole Saambili

Music
Joelle Esso
Adam Zanders

Editor
Jean-Pierre Bekolo

Choreographer
Celestin Tamleu
Jean-Michel Monkam

Casting
Philippe Adrien

1st Assistant Director
Helene Ebah

Continuity
Beatrice Bonny

Production Manager
François Bekolo

Boom
Parfait Eyan'n

Flying Special Effects
Jean-Claude Massoulle

Production coordinator
Hans Bello
Leontine Babeni

Make-up
Adrienne Silvey
Veronique Mendouga

Hair Stylist
Mireille Duran

Gaffers
Jules Mfoumou
Claude Bernard Wongoue
Desire Mboua

Grips
Jean-Claude Massoulle
Rene Belibi
Anselme Mbogos

Set Design
François Xavier Kono
Didier Ngobo

Assistant Editor
Julien Basset

Production Assistants
Olive Ngama
Elisabeth Biloa
Bertrand Ngah
Marcelle Meke



2008 | 15th New York African Film Festival | NEW YORK, Usa | APRIL 9th to MAY 26th | www.africanfilmny.org |
> Selection

"Les Saignantes" in Cannes
Screening in Cannes 24th of May 2007 06:oo pm Palais C


FESPACO 2007
* Jean-Pierre Bekolo wins the second place (Silver Stallion) for his film "Les Saignantes".
* Actresses Adele Ado and Dorylia Calmel share "Best Actress" prize.

2005 Toronto Film Festival
* World Premiere

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ITALIANO

Camerun, 2025. Majolie è una bellissima ragazza disposta a tutto pur di avanzare nella sua scalata verso il successo. Decide allora di concedere le proprie grazie a un ministro in cambio di favori. Ma, proprio mentre è sdraiata a letto, il politico improvvisamente muore. La ragazza decide di chiamare subito la fedele amica Chouchou per cercare un modo di liberarsi del cadavere. Inizia così un pellegrinaggio tra le vie sinistre della città, in mezzo a prostitute, cadaveri e corruzione. Il regista punta il dito contro la corruzione dilagante nel sistema politico del suo Paese e tratteggia uno scenario pessimistico in cui sono annullate le speranze di miglioramento della situazione. Nonostante la censura subita da parte del governo camerunense, il film ha partecipato a numerosi festival internazionali, aggiudicandosi il secondo premio al Fespaco 2007.

Camerun, Francia - 2007
Regia: Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Interpreti: Adéle Ado, Dorylia Calmel, Joséphine Ndagnou, Emile Abossolo, Essindji Mindja
Durata: 93'

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PORTUGUES
Elas sangram e fazem as pessoas sangrar. Duas mulheres jovens, atraentes e letais lançam-se na tarefa de libertar um país futurista dos homens corruptos, obcecados por poder e sexo. Elas celebram o Mevungu, um dos rituais do povo Beti reservados às sociedades secretas femininas e apenas celebrizado em tempos de crise - que o realizador acredita serem os actuais…
Um espectacular thriller político de ficção-científica que ganhou o "Garanhão" de prata no FESPACO 2007.

Ficção, Camarões/França, 2005, 93'
Realização e Montagem: Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Argumento: Rodrigo Dorfmann, Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Fotografia: Robert Humphreys
Som: Sosthène Fokam
Produtor: Thierry Bekolo, Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Produção: Quartier Mozart Films, 4 Télévision
Intérpretes: Adèle Ado, Dorylia Calmel, Emile Abossolo, Essindi Mindja

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SUOMEKSI / FINLANDAIS

Majolie and Chouchou, kaksi tyylitietoista ja tappavaa prostituoitua, ottavat tehtäväkseen muuttaa maansa tulevaisuutta harventamalla sen korruptoituneita miespoliitikkoja. Kiistelty, vuoteen 2025 sijoittuva elokuva tyylittelee seksin ja kuoleman estetiikalla nostaen samalla esiin keskeisiä poliittisia kysymyksiä Afrikan tulevaisuudesta ja sukupuolten välisistä suhteista. Herkullisen eklektinen musiikki, sumuisen öiset miljööt ja paikoin maaninen tunnelma tekevät tästä scifin, kauhun ja poliittisen trillerin yhdistelmästä ainutlaatuisen elokuvan, joka ei jätä ketään kylmäksi.

Kamerun | 2005 | 97 min
Elokuva on ranskankielinen ja tekstitetty englanniksi.

Ohjaaja: Jean-Pierre Bekolo

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