Country: Cameroon
Year: 1972
Duration: 30'

A young Cameroonian diplomat goes home and feels divided between the habits of life learnt in Europe and African traditions. In his house, everything is European, from the furniture to the cooking and music. But his wife, who has not shared his European experience, cannot understand him. During a very formal reception, the servants begin to play the tam-tams, accentuating the cultural conflict.
The film is based on a story by Francis Bebey.

"Boubou cravate looks into a psychological problem, but the real drama is that in modern African society, the gap between the people and a small privileged class is widening" (D. Kamwa).


film director

Daniel Kamwa


& Credits

Director and screenplay: Daniel Kamwa.
Cast and characters: Daniel Kamwa, James Campbell, Marpessa Dawn.
Production company: Ministère de la Coopération Français.