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98'

Germany, 2014


Programmed by Madeline Robert

English, German

French, English


Festivals



Synopsis


Dans l’océan Pacifique, le Royaume de Tonga est en quête d’un athlète capable de représenter le pays aux Jeux Olympiques dans la discipline de la luge. Tandis que les deux entraîneurs allemands s’approprient un cadre paradisiaque, les premiers essais sur l’île engendrent des situations truculentes. Bruno Banani se qualifie et part découvrir un univers aux antipodes du sien.

Tënk's opinion


Look beyond the screwball pitch and you’ll meet Semi, a man from a tiny, little-known and exotic-sounding kingdom in the Pacific, and the story of his quest for identity. His ability to keep balance catapults him to the position of nation’s hope at the world’s most high-profile event. He is repackaged as the name of a male underwear brand, aka Bruno Banani, the product of pure advertising. This is a surprising documentary à la "Rasta Rocket".

M.R.

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