»Bendskins« is the name given to the motorcycle taxi-drivers of Cameroon. The film tells stories from the lives of three bendskins. Stories full of drama, tragedy and tempo – and insights into modern, urban Africa. Every day, Sani, Marie and Franck make their way with their fares along pot-holed gravel tracks through the chaos of the big city. Their private lives, too, are thrillers with open endings. Sani gets into trouble with his pregnant girlfriend’s father, who’s not afraid to throw his weight around. Marie is searching for a man who years ago raped her. And Franck is trying to get rid of a bag with shocking contents.
NARCISSE WANDJI produces and makes films in Cameroon and has already made a dozen shorts. Bikers is his debut feature.
OV with English subtitles
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Les Films d'Ebene
Institut der Erfolg; Wouri Entertainment; Saturnin Ayenouet
Narcisse Wandji, Les Films d'Ebene: email@example.com