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Le Damier - Papa-National Oyé !

A Short film by Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda

Produced by Myriapodus Films

Production year : 1997

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Actors (4)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Myriapodus Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Myriapodus Films


To fill a sleepless night, the President-for-life-founder, first citizen of "his" country, plays checkers with the man in the street known as champion in every category... And that night he becomes the "Father of the Nation"...

Full credits (6)

Executive Producer :

Stephan Oriach

Director of Photography :

Roland Duboze

Editor :

Martine Brun

Screenwriter :

Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda

Sound Recordist :

Willy Kombeny

Music Composer :

So Kalméry

Technical details

Short film

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Production language :

French, African dialect

Coproducer countries :

Gabon, France

Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

Majority French (Gabon, France)

Production year :


Runtime :

40 min

Visa number :


Visa issue date :


Color type :

Color and Black & White

Aspect ratio :



Festival Selections (2)

Lutin Short Film Awards - 1998

Lutin Short Film Awards (France, 1998)


Fiction Films Nominated


Lutin Short Film Awards - 1998

Lutin Short Film Awards (France, 1998)

Awards (2)

Lutin Award for Best Screenplay : Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda

Lutin Award for Best Original Music : So Kalméry