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. He stops to go to school and organize a gang in the forest. In this tormented atmosphere, he develops a mortal hate towards its new "father''…

Original Title Bouka
German Title Bouka
French Title Bouka
Other Titles Bouka
Directed by Roger Gnoan M'bala
Country Ivory Coast
Available Formats
Screenplay Roger Gnoan M'bala
Production Abyssa Films
Runtime 90 Min.
Language Französisch
Akissi Delta
Félix Gazekagnon
Drissa Kone

Prize of the public, Angers, France
1st Prize Vues d'afrique, Montréal
Jury Prize Festival de Belfort
Sankofa Prize, Fespaco


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