Ingeniously blending humour and drama in a musical, this film gives Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes an inspired, African twist. Féli (Wazekwa) is an underling in a massive multi-national company in Africa. Unexpectedly, he is made governor of the mining province, Zerbo. This province is at war with its neighbours, the Krowas. But his wife Mopaya (Misamu) is Krowa, and must remain hidden within the new palace.
With his eye on Féli's job, the head of security uses a local beauty queen to gain Féli's confidence. And Féli's other enemies disguise themselves as dressmakers. When they offer the Governor a beautiful ceremonial garment made from magical material, they challenge both his vanity and his power.
DRC/France/Belgium, 2004, 87 mins, French with English subtitles
Director: Mweze Ngangura
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2006 | ZIFF 2006 - 9th Zimbabwe International Film Festival | HARARE, Zimbabwe | www.ziff.co.zw |
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