Le silence de la fà´ret

A film by Bassek Ba Kobhio, Didier Ounangar

2003 France, Cameroun - Adventure


After having studied in France, Gonaba is back to his home country to become a school inspector. Suddenly one day, he decides to go live in the heart of the equatorial forest where the Babingas pygmies live. Gonaba wants to help them free themselves from "the tall people", whose racism against the pygmies he finds intolerable. This adventure and these encounters will teach him that happiness is the most relative thing in the world?

  • cast

    • Eriq Ebouaney (Gonaba)
    • Sonia Zembourou (Kali)
  • crew +

    • Script
    • Bassek Ba Kobhio
    • Script
    • Didier Ouénangar
    • Script
    • Marcel Beaulieu
    • Based on a novel by
    • Etienne Goyemid
    • Music
    • Manu Dibango
    • Producer
    • Charles Mensah
    • Producer
    • Annie Izoungou
    • Producer
    • Abderrahmane Sissako
    • Producer
    • Guillaume De Seille
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 93 min
    • Format
    • 35mm - 1.85

awards & nominations

  • Cannes Film Festival 2003 - Quinzaine des Réalisateurs