Divine Body

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
Fon, French
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
French
Duration
Duur
Longueur
88'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.78

Divine carcasse retraces the fate of an old Peugeot that arrives in Cotonou, Benin. There, the car is passed on from one owner to the next. The film accompanies every owner throughout daily life. First, there’s Simon, who moves in the closed world of humanitarian aid workers; next, there’s Joseph, Simon’s cook, who uses the car as a clandestine taxi; finally, a bunch of car mechanics trying to bring the car back to life every time it breaks down. Until the very day the car, beyond repair, ends up as an abandoned carcass in the street . At that moment, Simonet, a blacksmith and sculptor, salvages some car parts to make the sculpture of Agbo, voodoo god of the “masters of the night,” commissioned by the wise men of the village of Ouassa. After a long trip by dugout canoe through the Benin lagoons, the sculpture will finally serve as the protecting fetish of the inhabitants of Ouassa.

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
Fon, French
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
French
Duration
Duur
Longueur
88'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.78
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Alphonse Atacoldojou, Simonet Biokou, Fidèle Gbegnon, Szymon Zaleski
Image
Beeld
Image
Étienne Carton de Grammont
Sound
Geluid
Son
Jean-Jacques Quinet
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Dominique Loreau
Editing
Montage
Montage
André Delvaux
Music
Muziek
Musique
Philippe Woitchik
Production
Productie
Production
Underworld
Co-production
Coproductie
Coproduction
RTBF, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Office de Radio et Télévision Bénin, Sindibad Films, Underworld