Mike loves girls , Kapa loves boxing. Mike and Kapa are two brothers hanging around in the streets, the bars and boxing rooms of an exuberant and charming African city. Mike has just gone out of prison because he had an affair with the cop’s wife. Kapa runs with Duka, the neighbourhood coach and pal. Mike is hired by the Boss, in the garage where Kapa works, but he spends more time watching girls than watching under the car bonnet’s, so the Boss fires him with a crash. Mother Bavusi, Mike and Kapa’s mother, drinks a little and dreams of getting on the market the seller’s place she once had when Father Bavusi was still here and she was respected. Late at night, in the bar of Papa Sandu, Duka’s father, one can meet Pop, the intellectual marginal, the gambler, Marcho and his two wives and Giuseppe, the out-of-time italian, Viva and Zara, the girls who hang around, Little, the boy with the thousand jobs, and sometimes Mother Bavusi who comes to find some human warmth. People comment the events of the two worlds, just in front the bar, and the TV world. But one day, Duka decides to go back into the ring and fight against Kabey, the big champion. The whole neighbourhood is here to support him
Born in Zaire, he studied business management in Roma when he discovered drama by playing in an amateur theater. He decided to become an actor, studied with Jack Garfein at the Actor’s Studio and acted in cinema and TV. He started writing screenplays and was an assistant director. He directed his first feature film Macadam Tribu. He directed a short film Le Clandestin. He was recently preparing a feature film, Ocean Queen.
Chrisyian Polloni, Papa Wemba, Tito Puente
Fallo Baba Keïta
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