Ngando and Ndomé are in love. Ngando wishes to marry Ndomé but her family reminds him that the traditional dowry must be settled. Unfortunately, Ngando is poor and unable to fulfil the tradition. Ndomé is pregnant and bears his child. According to the village tradition, she must take a husband, at least one who can afford to pay the dowry. The villagers decide that Ndomé should marry Ngando’s uncle, who has already three sterile wives. In despair, the young man kidnaps his daughter upon the day of the traditional feast. An African Romeo and Juliet story.

Original Title Muna Moto
German Title Muna Moto
French Title Muna Moto
Other Titles Muna Moto
Directed by Jean-Pierre Dikongué-Pipa
Country Cameroon
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Screenplay Jean Pierre Dikongue-Pipa
Production Cameroon Spectacles
Runtime 89 Min.
Language Französisch, Duala, Bassa
Actors
Philippe Abia
Arlette Din Beli
Gisèle Dikongue-Pipa
David Endene
Awards

Winner of First Prize FESPACO, 1976;
First Prize International Catholic Organization of Cinema - Ouagadougou;
First Prize Festival International du Film de l'Ensemble Francophone - Geneve;
Silver Tanit, Journées cinématographiques de Carthage;
George Sadoul Prize
Festivals
Official Selection Venice Film Festival;
São Paulo International Film Festival

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