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by Jean Odoutan


Paris. The Belleville district, rue Sainte-Marthe. An African restaurant where alokos and fried bananas are sold. A matronly woman, Mama Aloko, runs the place. She’s faced with the laziness of the wards of the social welfare services, the mind-numbing advice of a failed writer, beggars, her own loneliness, skinheads and most of all, her broken-down fridge which is the cause of all her problems...

international title: MAMA ALOKO
original title: MAMA ALOKO
country: France, Benin
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Jean Odoutan
film run: 90'
release date: FR 23/01/02
screenplay: Jean Odoutan
cast: Laurentine Milebo, Antoine Champeme, Michel Barbey, Stéphane Soo Mongo, Pascal Jaubert
cinematography by: Valerio Truffa
film editing: Deborah Braun
music: Jean Odoutan
producer: Jean Odoutan
production: 45 Rdlc, Tabou-Tabac Films (BJ)
distributor: 45 Rdlc