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Title La vie est belle = Life is rosy / production, Lamy Films (Bruxelles), Stephan Films (Paris), Sol'oeil Films (Kinshasa), en co-production avec L'O.Z.R.T. Office Zaïrois de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision avec la R.T.B.F. Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française de Belgique ; producteur délégué, Benoit Lamy ; scénario, Ngangura Mweze, Maryse Léon, Benoit Lamy ; réalisation, Benoit Lamy, Ngangura Mwese
Published San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, [1987]


Description 1 online resource (85 min.) : sddigital, color
Series Library of African Cinema
Library of African Cinema (Streaming)
Summary La Vie est belle tells the rags to riches story of Kourou, a poor rural musician who realizes that to succeed in today's music world he must go to the city and break into radio and television. In Kinshasa he uses his wit and talent to win a beautiful wife, trick his greedy boss and succeed in singing his "theme song" on national television. Although the film is primarily entertainment, it reveals much about class divisions, male-female relations, the desires of the urban poor, and the economic and social problems confronting rural immigrants to the cities of Zaire
Notes Converted with permission from DVD videodisc to streaming video format
Credits Editor, Martine Giordano ; music, Papa Wemba, Klody, Zaiko Langa Langa, Tshala Muana
Performer Papa Wemba, Bibi Krubwa, Landu Nzunzimba Matshia, Kanku Kasongo, Lokinda Mengi Feza Alfa, Kalimazi Lombume Riva
Notes In French with English subtitles
Includes public performance rights on campus only. IaU
DVD version record
Won 1987 Ghent International Film Festival, Georges Delerue Prize
Won 1987 Taormina International Film Festival, Bronze Mask
Subject Music -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Drama
Manners and customs.
Cultural Characteristics
customs (social concepts)
Man-woman relationships
Social conditions
SUBJECT Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Social conditions -- Drama
Subject Congo (Democratic Republic)
Genre/Form Foreing films
Comedy films
Parody films
Feature films.
Parody films.
Comedy films.
Parodies de films.
Films comiques.
Form Streaming video
Author Papa Wemba.
Krubwa, Bibi.
Ngangura Mweze.
Lamy, Benoit.
León, Maryse.
Lamy Films.
Stephan Films.
Sol'Oeil Films.
Office zaïrois de radiodiffusion et de télévision.
Radio-Télévision belge de la communauté culturelle française
California Newsreel (Firm)
Other Titles Parallel title on container: Life is rosy