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Couilles de l'Eléphant (Les)

Couilles de l'Eléphant (Les)

A Feature film by Henri Joseph Koumba Bididi

Release in France : 13/02/2002

    Synopsis

    Alevina is a well-known politician in his country. The electoral campaign is about to get underway and Alevina’s re-election is no sure thing: even his daughter has joined up with his opponents. His party’s General Staff, commanded by Kouka, his protector, therefore does everything to assure his victory. Kouka gets Leclerc, a political marketing specialist and son of an old friend, to come over from Paris.
    Everything would have gone according to plan if Alevina, an avid skirt-chaser, didn’t have… erection problems. His wife, fed up with her wayward husband, has asked Nganga, a marabout, to do something to reel him in.
    Nganga’s magic has worked so well that Alevina is now impotent and he’s far from happy about it. He loses control, creating panic among his General Staff. Alevina’s virility is all that concerns him now; the elections slip into the background.
    After trying various tactics, which result in nothing, Alevina focuses all his energy on Wissi, a young woman that his driver, Kinga, has his eye on. His actions cause an uproar in his electoral district, Inongo.
    He may be a mere driver, but Kinga is no small fry. He comes from a noble family that belongs to the ethnic majority. His folk would like to see him play a more public role. Alevina’s opponent, Georges, is well aware of this and asks Kinga to run with him in the elections. Kinga accepts, hoping to win back Wissi. This change of allegiance just adds to Alevina’s troubles and forces his staff to invent unbelievable campaign strategies…

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Adélaïde Productions

    French distribution :

    Swift

    Foreign production companies :

    Les Films Terre Africaine, Ce Na Ci

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (9)

    Director of Photography :

    Philippe Elusse

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Akinhola Wazi

    Continuity supervisor :

    Françoise Darche

    Music Composer :

    Wasis Diop

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production country :

    Cameroon

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Cameroon)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    13/02/2002

    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    100.857

    Visa issue date :

    21/06/2001

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color