On 1950, a Belgian missionary and film fanatic in the Congo authored some twenty films: the « Matamata and Pilipili series. These comic heroes, Africa’s answer to Laurel and Hardy, were the delight of Congolese movie-goers. Never viewed outside the continent, the films were to diappear at the close of the colonial period. Tristant Bourlard has now recovered the original negatives in Belgium. Fifty years after their creation, this film reveals these hidden gems and tells their strange story. MATAMATA AND PILIPILI are back on screen.
Production : Cobra Films
Coproduction : Videocam la RTBF, CBA
With the suppoirt of Map-TV Communauté Européenne