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Burn It Up Djassa

Burn It Up Djassa

Original Title: Le Djassa A Pris Feu
Directors: Lonesome Solo
France / Ivory Coast
French and Nouchi (Ivorian dialect) with English Subtitles
70 min
World Cinema
Spotlight Africa

Synopsis:
Shot on a miniscule budget but positively bursting with style and energy, this hugely inventive DIY crime thriller follows Tony, a young cigarette seller in an Abidjan ghetto. Ignoring the pleas of his policeman brother to stay on the right side of the law, Tony gets increasingly mixed up in local gambling and criminal activities until a moment of violence puts him on the run from the law.

Links: Trailer

Producer: Philippe Lacôte

Principal Cast: Andoula Karim Konaté, A,delaïde Ouattara, Mamadou Diomandé

Film Format: HDCam

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Lonesome Solo

Biography

Born in 1986 in Abdijan, Souleymane Bamba aka Lonesome Solo grew up in the poor suburbs of the Ivorian capital. He describes himself as a child from the “ghetto”. A real movie fan, he took correspondence courses and began making movies with friends. He also worked as an assistant director (The Clash by Raymond N’go, 2004). Burn It Up Djassa is his first feature film. 2012 Burn It Up Djassa, feature, HD, 70 mins. unfinished A Cry In The Ghetto, feature, DVcam.

Screenplay: Lonesome Solo, Yacouba Soumahoro, Sanogo Ange Ali, Delphine jaquet

Producer: Philippe Lacôte

Editor: Delphine Jaquet

Principal Cast: Andoula Karim Konaté, A,delaïde Ouattara, Mamadou Diomandé

Production Companies: Wassakara Production

Sponsors
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
French Consulate