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Congolese filmmaker Mweze Ngangura, who made the 1987 Mweze Ngangura with Benoit Lamy, directed this Belgian-French-Congolese comedy about a Congolese king in contemporary Brussels. The title refers to "identity pieces" worn under a business suit to signify regal traditions. Gerard Essomba (the actual grandson of a king) portrays Mani Kongo, King of the Bakongo. Arriving in Brussels on a search for his daughter Mwana-Mwata (Dominique Mesa), King Kongo is unaware that she did time in prison and now dates cabdriver Chaka-Jo (composer Jean-Louis Daulne). In a near miss, King Kongo's ride from the airport is in Chaka-Jo's taxi. Policeman and former colonial administrator Jefke Schengen (Herbert Flack) has Mwana dancing at a club, while Mwana's roommate Safi (Cecilia Kandonda) enters into a romance with royal nephew Mayele (Thilombo Lubambu). Ngangura found some cast members of this film while making his documentary Thilombo Lubambu (1995). The Jean-Louis Daulne music track features soukous singer Papa Wemba in a performance of the title tune. Shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Crew

Mweze Ngangura
Director
Mweze Ngangura
Producer
Mweze Ngangura
Screenwriter
Jacques Besse
Cinematographer
Jean-Louis Daulne
Composer (Music Score)
Papa Wemba
Composer (Music Score)
Ingrid Ralet
Editor
France Duez
Editor
Andre Fonsny
Art Director
Isabelle Mathy
Executive Producer
Agnes Dubois
Costume Designer
Frank Struys
Sound/Sound Designer
Manu Kamanda
First Assistant Director
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