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From age 16 and up Offensive use of language Violence
Alain Gomis, 2017 123 minutes Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Nadine Ndebo, Elbas Manuana France, Belgium, Senegal, Germany, Lebanon Lingala, French 7 September 2017 Dutch

Félicité is a proud and independent woman who works as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14 year-old son falls victim to an accident.

Whilst he is in hospital she desperately tries to raise the money needed for his operation. A breathless tour through the impoverished streets and the wealthier districts of the Congolese capital ensues. One of the bar's regulars is a man named Tabu who has been known to get carried away in every sense of the term. Tabu offers to help Félicité. Reluctantly, she accepts. After his spell in hospital, Félicité's son has a hard time picking up his old life, but it is lady's man Tabu of all people who manages to coax him out of his shell. Félicité's sparsely furnished flat with its permanently defunct fridge becomes a mini utopia in a country that holds no hope for most of its population. The trio forms an eccentric community thrown together by fate, each of whom is free to go their separate ways together.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FILM IS IN LINGALA AND FRENCH, WITH DUTCH SUBTITLES.