French movie “The Gang of the Caribbean” to be screened at the Joburg Film Festival

With the support of the French Institute in South Africa, the first edition of the Joburg Film Festival will screen the French movie "The Gang of the Caribbean" at Cinema Nouveau, Rosebank on 4th November (16h15). The screening (French with English subtitles) will be in presence of the film’s director Jean Claude Barny, actor Djedje Apali and producer Sébastien Onomo.

For his second film, Jean-Claude Barny tackles the autobiography of Loïc Lery, member of the gang of the Caribbean that made the headlines in the 1970s, with an impressive cast, including Eriq Ebounaey, Djedje Apali, Romane Bohringer and Mathieu Kassovitz.


An uncompromising dive in the France of the 70s. Jimmy Larivière struggles to survive with his daughter and to find his place in society. His meeting with the Gang of the Caribbean, a group of idealistic thugs, triggers his revolt, and the exasperation of a community who arrived in France through the BUMIDOM (Office for the French Caribbean Migration). False promises, violence, friendships, rivalries, betrayals, Jimmy loses himself: a gun in hand, how not to become slave to easy money?


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Others francophone movies and French co-productions will also be featured during the Joburg Film Festival:

  • "Black Girl" by Ousmane Sembene (Senegal)
    02 Nov 18:00 Bioscope;
    03 Nov 18:30 Constitutional Hill Courtyard
  • "Haiti my love" by Guetty Felin (Haiti)
    01 Nov 17:45 Killarney Centre;
    03 Nov 18:00 Nouveau 3;
    05 Nov 17:00 Nouveau 3
  • "Hedi" by Mohamed Ben Attia (Tunisia)
    30 Oct 16:30 Majestic Theatre;
    03 Nov 18:00 Killarney Centre;
    05 Nov 21:00 Nouveau 2
  • "Hissein Habre, A Chadian Tragedy" by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad)
    29 Oct 18:30 Nouveau 1;
    04 Nov 18:30 Bioscope
  • "Kemtiyu, Cheikh Anta" by Ousmane William Mbaye (Senegal)
    02 Nov 18:15 Killarney Centre;
    03 Nov 18:00 Bioscope;
    05 Nov 18:00 Nouveau 1
  • "Lamb" by Yared Zeleke (Ethiopia)
    29 Oct 16:00 Newtown;
    31 Oct 18:00 Newtown;
    04 Nov 18:30 Nouveau 2
  • "Madame Courage" by Merzak Allouache (Algeria)
    01 Nov 17:30 Nouveau 2;
    03 Nov 16:00 Nouveau 2;
    05 Nov 18:30 Killarney Centre
  • "The Salesman" by Asghar Farhadi (Iran)
    30 Oct 17:30 Nouveau 2;
    04 Nov 20:30 Nouveau 3;
    06 Nov 17:30 Nouveau 2
  • "The Wedding Ring" by Rahmatou Keïta (Niger)
    01 Nov 17:30 Nouveau 3;
    04 Nov 16:00 Killarney Centre;
    05 Nov 20:30 Nouveau 1
  • "To the forest of clouds" by Robin Hunziger (Cote d’Ivoire)
    31 Oct 18:00 Bioscope;
    03 Nov 16:00 Newtown;
    05 Nov 20:30 Killarney Centre
  • "Wulu" by Daouda Coulibaly (Mali)
    30 Oct 16:00 Nouveau 1;
    01 Nov 20:00 Bioscope;
    03 Nov 18:00 Nouveau 2

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The Joburg Film Festival takes place from 28th October to 5th November 2016. It consists of 60 films at 20 venues across Johannesburg city. Inspired by the creative vision of African storytelling, the festival promotes African content to African and International audiences.

publie le 19/10/2016

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