Roger Gnoan M'bala

2 Filme im Verleih

Roger Gnoan M'Bala was born in 1941 in Grand Bassam (Ivory Coast). he studied at the independent French cinema conservatory and in Sweden.
From 1968 to 1978 he worked as an assistant to a film director, then as a radio transmission director for the national radio and TV channel.
His short film called Amanie wins the silver tanit at the JCC of Carthage
He directed his first feature film in 1984, Ablakon, a sarcastic and highly active comedy. Fame come with the film, Au nom du Christ (1993) and he wins the youth prize at the Locarno film festival (Swiss) and the Étalon de Yennenga at the Fespaco (Burkina Faso).
Adangamman confirms his talent in 2000. The film depicts the relationship between European slavers in seek of human merchandise and West African kings who would sell them their prisoners. Such a bold theme, combined with his personal talent originated one of the master pieces of late 20th century African cinema.


Amanie / Quelles sont les nouvelles? (1972), fiction (32'), 16mm, B&W
Le Chapeau (1974-75), fiction (70'), 16mm, color
Ablakon (1984-85), fiction (90'), 35mm, color
Bouka (1988), fiction (90'), 35mm, color
Au nom du Christ (1992), fiction (90'), 35mm, color
Adanggaman (2000), Fiction 95 mn, 35 mm, color

Bouka (1988)

Bouka is a gifted young teenager. He lives with his parents in a village and forms with them a solid family. His father gives him a traditional education close to nature. Unfortunately this happiness will be troubled by the brutal death of the father…Remained widow, the mother of Bouka will suffer the consequences of a relentless traditional principle. She become the new wife of the nephew of her late husband, Bouka doesn’t accepts this new condition of her mother. He suspects his stepfather to be involved in his father death. Weiter

Ablakon (1986)

Eine Stadt mit ihren Problemen. Eine Bande verlassener Kinder sorgt für sich selbst und gibt sich als Helden aus. Die Polizei ist hinter ihnen her - Tag und Nacht. Sie sind unternehmungslustig, energisch und voller frischer Vitalität. Obwohl sie von ihren Eltern abgelehnt und von der Welt ignoriert werden, bilden sie untereinander ein starkes Beispiel für Solidarität. Ablakon ist etwas anders. Er ist ein erwachsener Delinquent und ein Schwindler. Als Geschäftsmann hat er unzählige Menschen getäuscht. Weiter