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Title:Mâh Saah-Sah
Editors:Kamwa, DanielISNI
Nchankou, Abdel AzizISNI
Year:2008
Language:bnt
Publisher:Coconut Dream
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:villages
gender relations
courtship
Bamun
feature films (form)
videos (form)
Abstract:The action takes place in a Bamun village, in Cameroon. Ncharé is only sixteen when his father passes away. He is taken in then by his uncle Achirou, and lands in a new village where on his arrival, he crosses the glance of a 14-year-old girl named Mapon. That was the click of their mutual love. Today an adult and a sculptor on bronze, Ncharé wants to deserve to be the official fiancé of Mapon, but some persistent rumours have it that he might not yet be circumcised. So he has to compete with the other pretenders during the periodic rite of the dance of seduction, witnessed by all the villagers, and in the presence of 'Nji-Mâh'Nkam', the High Dignitary of the village. Little time after the celebration of their engagement, the mother of Mapon gives birth to her fourth child. But this child very quickly falls sick, making the father accept the financial support of a businessman named Moluh. The latter doesn't delay to set his cap at Mapon with a view to make her his fourth wife, thus becoming an unexpected rival for Ncharé. The film is entirely shot in Bamun language. [Résumé extrait de la dvd-video]
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