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A village looks black

A village looks black

Frankreich 2016 - mit Marc Zinga, Aïssa Maïga, Rufus, Jonathan Lambert, Stéphane Bissot ...

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Originaltitel:Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont
Regie:Julien Rambaldi
Produktionsland:Frankreich 2016
Laufzeit:Ca. 94 Min
FSK:From 0 years
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France 1975: Seyolo Zantoko (Marc Zinga) has made it: He has done his doctorate in France and now hopes to stay in this beautiful country to open his own practice. In order to obtain the appropriate residence permit, he accepts the offer of Monsieur Ramollu (Jean-Benoït Ugeux), the mayor of Marly-Gomont, to work as a doctor in the small village. His wife Anne (Aïssa Maïga) and his children Sivi and Kamini (Medina Diarra, Bayron Lebli) are not very enthusiastic about it. Not only does life in the Pampa not live up to her dream of Paris. They are also treated like lepers due to their skin colour. But Seyolo doesn't want to let his dream be destroyed and tries everything to be accepted by the village community. When he becomes a political plaything in the election campaign for the mayor's post, his time as a practicing doctor in France could quickly be over…

"A village looks black" is based on a true story, which is, of course, seen here through pink glasses. But that's not disturbing, because the result is a very charming feel-good comedy, which sets Seyolo Zantoko a really beautiful monument. The script was written by Seyolo's son Kamini, who as a musician had landed a hit in 2006 with the song "Marly-Gomont" and thus also laid the foundation for this beautiful film adaptation of his parents' story.

When Seylolo and his family arrive in the small village, one is reminded of the wonderfully exaggerated clichés from "Welcome to the Sch'tis". When the mayor leads his new doctor through his new home and tries to talk nicely about the old scrap metal box, which is supposed to serve as a means of transportation for home visits, then that's extremely funny. But behind the laughs there are also some very bitter moments. Especially touching is the moment when the little Kamini sees the cheerfully playing children in the schoolyard for the first time, full of anticipation, to be allowed to belong - only to be badly insulted a few moments later.

However, what is a really good Feel Good Movie doesn't pull its audience down completely. And so, of course, there is also a suitable, happy-giving redemption for such conflicts in the further course of the movie. There are some moments that don't work out quite so well, because they seem a bit too exaggerated. But all in all the movie leaves a completely positive overall impression up to its very touching, very beautifully and movingly realized finale. It is a beautiful story, which can convince with a lot of wit, but also with thought-provoking moments. And that's clearly one thing: Absolutely worth seeing!

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