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Kini & Adams (1997)

Kini and Adams are two friends leaving in a Zimbabwe village who dream of repairing an old broken car, and moving to the city and starting life over.

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Idrissa Ouedraogo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vusi Kunene Vusi Kunene ... Kini
David Mohloki David Mohloki ... Adams
Nthati Moshesh ... Aida
John Kani ... Ben
Netsayi Chigwendere Netsayi Chigwendere ... Binja
Sibongile Mlambo ... Bongi
Simon Shumba Simon Shumba ... Pedlar
Ranganai Nyazema Ranganai Nyazema ... John the Mad
Fidelis Cheza Fidelis Cheza ... Tapera
Walter Muparutsa Walter Muparutsa ... Big Oaf
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pretty Bhebhe Pretty Bhebhe ... Woman in Bar
Milba Bure Milba Bure ... Woman in Bar
Cladman Chakawa Cladman Chakawa ... Big Oaf's Child
Tisa Chifunyise Tisa Chifunyise ... Big Oaf's Wife
Sheila Chimutashe Sheila Chimutashe ... Woman in Bar
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Kini and Adams are two friends leaving in a Zimbabwe village who dream of repairing an old broken car, and moving to the city and starting life over.

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Drama

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Country:

France | Burkina Faso

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Funny and touching.
22 July 2005 | by Lark6See all my reviews

"Kini and Adams" is a very human movie from African director Idrissa Ouedraogo. It tells the story of the two friends of the title and their dream of leave their small town and start a new life in the city with a old car they are repairing. It's a sad comedy, very funny at moments. The acting is wonderful and the beautiful African landscape is very well filmed, with a lot of color. The movie deals with the subject of how the poverty can affect the personal relationships, and the way the director handles it remind me the Charlie Chaplin movies, whose themes are similar in a certain way. It has been a surprise for me, the African cinema is absolutely unknown in occident, and movies like this prove that it deserves more attention.


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