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The Draughtsmen Clash

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Directed by  Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda
Music by  So Kalmer
Screenplay by  Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda
Original title  Le Damier – Papa national oyé!
Produced by  Centrale Productions Dipanda Yo ! Cenaci Myriapodus Films
Starring  Dieudonné Kabongo Yves Mba Pascal N'Zonzi Jean LaCroix Kamba Djibril Nguemongwa

The Draughtsmen Clash (Le Damier – Papa national oyé!) is a 1996 film directed by Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Synopsis

The Draughtsmen Clash is a wicked political satire about African dictators. It tells the story of the president of a fictitious African nation who spends a sleepless night playing checkers with a pot-smoking vagabond who claims to be the all-round champion. However, the rules of the game entail the opponents howling vulgar and foul obscenities at one another. The champion proceeds to insult, and trounce, the President. His reward, and his fate, will not surprise anyone.

Awards

  • Fespaco (Uagadugú) 1997
  • Festival de Villeurbanne 1997
  • Reel Black Talent Award (Toronto) 1997
  • Festival Francófono de Namur 1998
  • National Black Programming Award (Filadelfia) 1998
  • References

    The Draughtsmen Clash Wikipedia


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