Dikongué-Pipa

Muna moto

Muna moto

Dikongué-Pipa forged a new African cinematic language in Muna moto, a delicate, emotionally resonant love story. In a Cameroon village, the rigid customs governing courtship and marriage mean that a betrothed couple, though deeply in love, can be torn apart by the lack of a dowry and another man’s claiming the young woman—a rupture that sets the stage for a clash between a patriarchal society and a modern generation. Luminous black-and-white cinematography and stylistic flourishes yield images of haunting power in this potent depiction, told via flashback, of the challenges of postcolonialism and the devastating consequences of a community’s refusal to deviate from tradition.

Film Info

  • Cameroon
  • 1975
  • 89 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • French
  • Spine #1146

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Muna moto
Cast
David Endene
Ngando
Arlette Din Bell
Ndomé
Jeanne Mvondo
Ngando’s mother
Abia Moukoko
Ngando’s uncle
Jacky Kingue
Mbella, Ngando’s friend
Gisèle Dikongué-Pipa
Child
Esther Mwembe
Uncle’s wife
Catherine Biboum
Uncle’s wife
Justine Sengue
Uncle’s wife
Samuel Baongla
Ndomé’s father
Credits
Director
Dikongué-Pipa
Written by
Dikongué-Pipa
Assistant director
Manfred Ngom
Editor
Andrée Davanture
Editor
Dominique Saint-Cyr
Editor
Jules Takam
Cinematography
Jean-Pierre Dezalay
Cinematography
Jean-Luc Leon
Cinematography
M. Tagny
Sound recordist
Ambroise Ayongo
Sound recordist
Joseph Betare
Sound mixing
Robert Hamard
Sound effects
Henry Humbert
Original music
A.G.A’Styl
Songs
Georges Anderson
Set design
Dikongué-Pipa
Costumes
Anne Bebe
Production manager
Dikongué-Pipa