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La vie est belle [videorecording] = Life is rosy / Lamy Films présente ; production, Lamy Films (Bruxelles), Stephan Films (Paris), Sol'Oeil Films (Kinshasa) ; scénario, Ngangura Mweze, Maryse Léon, Benoit Lamy ; réalisation, Benoit Lamy, Ngangura Mwese ; producteur délégue, Benoît Lamy.

Other Title:
Parallel title on container: Life is rosy [videorecording]
Also known as: Life is beautiful [videorecording]
Publication:
[San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel, [2000-]
Series:
Library of African cinema.
[Library of African cinema]
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Musicians -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Drama.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Comedy films.
Parody films.
Feature films.
Language:
In French with English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD-R; this disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Summary:
La Vie est belle tells the rags to riches story of Kourou, a poor rural musician who realizes that to succeed in today's music world he must go to the city and break into radio and television. In Kinshasa he uses his wit and talent to win a beautiful wife, trick his greedy boss and succeed in singing his "theme song" on national television. Although the film is primarily entertainment, it reveals much about class divisions, male-female relations, the desires of the urban poor, and the economic and social problems confronting rural immigrants to the cities of Zaire.
Participant:
Papa Wemba, Bibi Krubwa ... [et al.].
Credits:
Editor, Martine Giordano ; music, Papa Wemba, Klody, Zaiko Langa Langa, Tshala Muana.
Notes:
DVD release of the 1987 motion picture.
Contributor:
Lamy, Benoît. , Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Ngangura Mweze. , Screenwriter, Director
Léon, Maryse. , Screenwriter
Papa Wemba. , Actor, Performer
Krubwa, Bibi. , Actor
Giordano, Martine. , Editor
Klody. , Performer
Muana, Tshala. , Performer
Zaiko Langa Langa (Musical group) , Performer
Lamy Films. , Producer
Stephan Films. , Producer
Sol'Oeil Films. , Producer
California Newsreel (Firm) , Distributor
OCLC:
316101995
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