Kourou (Papa Wemba), a poor rural musician, goes to the city in order to make a name for himself in the vibrant music scene of Kinshasha. The film also features popular Congolose musician Pépé Kallé as himself.
Musical Comedy, 85 min., VHS, dir: Ngangura Mweze & Benoit Lamy.
LA VIE EST BELLE,
directed by Benoit Lamy and Ngangura Mweze;
written (French with English subtitles) by Mr. Mweze, Maryse Leon and Mr. Lamy;
director of photography, Michel Baudour;
edited by Martine Giordano;
music by Papa Wemba, Tshala Muana, Zaiko Langa Langa and Klody;
produced by Mr. Lamy and Vera Belmont;
released by Lamy Films.
Running time: 85 minutes
Nzazi...Lokinda Mengi Feza
Mongali...Kalimazi (Riva) Lombume
Mama Dingari...Mazaza Mukoko
Cherie Bondowe...ujinga Mbuji Inabanza
Nganga, the Lawyer...Bwanando Ngimbi
Emoro, the Dwarf...Tumba (Emoro) Ayila
Grandpa Kalle...Pepe Kalle
Nvouandou's Chauffeur...Alamba Engongo