Article 15A

  • Article 15 bis
Genre : Comedy
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2000
Format : Short
Running time : 15 (in minutes)

Three disillusioned soldiers chat while casually keeping guard in front of the residence of a general. The state of the country is drawn with humor, in a few murderous sentences. We are in a state of dependence rather than independence. A 15th item has been found in the Constitution: "Citizens, the story!" Illustration: a citizen urinates where a sign prohibits it and soldiers rushed to implement Article 15. "The paths of the forest are very complicated," said one soldier "and this article 15A, will apply," he continued with a "triumphant" laughter at the vanquished. In this short and well made film, Balufu returns with the verve and sarcasm that characterized the film language of his masterpiece, THE DRAUGHTSMEN CLASH. Although he remains in a much more conventional narrative, he retains his stylistic and tasty wink of an eye that provides a deeper analysis of society.

Year: 1999 - Length: 15 minutes - Genre: Drama/Comedy

* Mention of the Jury, Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France. 2000.
* Mention of the Jury, International Film Festival Francophone. Namur, Belgium. 2000.
* Bronze Tanit, second Best Short Film. Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage. Tunisia. 2000.
* Poitou-Charentes Prize. Fespaco. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 2001.
* Best Short Film Prize. African Film Festival, Angers, France. 2001.


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