Kozoloa YeoIvory Coast – 1983

In the middle of a drought, Pétanqui - who is responsible for the distribution of food to the population - enjoys a good life, a nice house, lovers and an official car. His son returns from France with a Law degree, and although he does not approve of his father’s lifestyle, he decides to defend him in court when he is accused of embezzlement. His defence becomes a strong attack on civil servants and members of government who take advantage of their situation. After all, his father is the lesser evil of a state of generalized corruption.

Original Title Pétanqui
German Title Pétanqui
French Title Pétanqui
Other Titles Pétanqui
Directed by Kozoloa Yeo
Country Ivory Coast
Available Formats
Screenplay Kozoloa Yeo
Production Les Films de la Montagne
Runtime 108 Min.
Language Französisch, Pidgin
Sidiki Bakaba
Douta Seck

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