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Man No Run

Man No Run

A Feature film by Claire Denis

Produced by Casa Films

Release in France : 18/10/1989

    Synopsis

    Les Tetes Brulees play Bikutsi music, an ancient rhythm from the rain- forest region of western Cameroon. Bikutsi is the music of the Beti tribe, traditionally played on a "balafon" and danced by the women of the clan in a jerky, hypnotic fashion. But Les Tetes Brulees do not play traditional music. Even though their sound is based on the Bikutsi rhythm with swirling balafon style guitars and rough-edged vocals, the music is electric. Bikutsi Rock, carefully nurtured at the Chacal Bar, the band's headquarters in Yaounde, is unique to Les Tetes Brulees. By 1987, Les Tetes Brulees were stars in the Cameroon. Their first appearance on National TV created an absolute uproar. Used to seeing clean cut Makossa stars, the public went wild. By the summer of '87, the band was on tour in France, where the film director Claire Denis, who had just had a hit with her first film "Chocolat", asked the band if she could film them on tour for a full length feature. Media attention and public appreciation were enormous. The band returned in the summer of 1988 for their first European tour when Claire Denis made her film.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Casa Films

    French distribution :

    MC4 Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Amaya distribution sa

    Full credits (7)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean-François Casamayou

    Director of Photography :

    Pascal Marti

    Production Manager :

    Michel Siksik

    Sound Mixer :

    François Groult

    Original idea :

    Jean-Marie Ahanda

    Sound recordists :

    Daniel Ollivier, Georges Prat

    Editor :

    Dominique Auvray

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Themes :

    Music, Performance

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1989

    French release :

    18/10/1989

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    69560

    Visa issue date :

    03/08/1989

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Stereo

    Posters (1)

    Director

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