African Middle Weights

African Middle Weights (2004)
Court Fiction - 18' - En distribution

Directed by Daniel Cattier

June 1960. The Belgian Congo is on the verge of gaining independence. A young Congolese boxer accompanied by his older brother comes to Brussels to compete in the final of the Afro-European middleweight championship.


Cast Tshilombo Imhotep
Cast Lansana Bea Diallo
Cast Virginie Efira
Cast Suzy Falk
Directed by Daniel Cattier
Written by Daniel Cattier
Assistant Director Raphael Dethier
Director of Photography Diego Romero Suarez
1st Assistant Camera David Van Berg
2nd Assistant Camera Laura Pieters
Camera Benjamin Hautenauve
Gaffer Jeremy Thondeur
Electric Roberto Gomez
Electric Sebastien Richard
Grip Dominique Degand
Grip Franck Vanderhaeghen
Grip Koenraad Firlefijn
Sound Engineer Vincent Nouaille
Sound Mix David Mingeot
Production designer Sophie Monroy
Set designer Olivier Desmet
Set designer Virginie Monu
Set designer David Clement
Set designer Isabelle Leloup
Make-up artist Patricia Grant
Costumer Mina Maati
Location Manager Jean-Baptiste Van Zeebroeck
Location Manager Valerie Youriell
Cathering Karima Reghiff
Script Charlotte Joulia
Editing Nicolas Dedecker
Still Photographer Fabienne Louis
Making off Vincent Mouret
Graphic designer Sisca Locca
Produced by Aurelien Bodinaux
Executive Producer Jean-Christophe Zelis
Production Neon Rouge

In collaboration with
Be Tv
Club RTL
Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
New York travelling series

Technical Details: 

Genre Short film - fiction - black and white
Language Lingala and French
Subtitles French and English
Format 16/9
Sound dolby SR
Shot on 35 mm


Photos from the film:

Tiburon International Film Festival - in competition (USA 2006)
Sidney Film Festival - in competition (Australia 2006)

Afrique Taille XL - in competition (Brussels 2006)
New York African FIlm Festival - in competition (New York 2006)
Vues d'Afique - in competition (Montreal 2006)
Festival du Film Africain - in competition (Milan 2006)
Sitenghi - Best Short Film (Cape Town 2006)
Festival International du Film d’Amiens - Mention spéciale (Amiens 2006)
Festival International du Film de Locarno - in competiton (Locarno 2006)
FIFF - in competition (Namur 2005)
FESPACO - in competition (Ouagadougou 2005)
Leuven Afrika Film Festival - in competition (Leuven 2005)