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The African Doctor

  • Le Docteur de Kinshasa (Working title)
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Feature Film | 2015-2016 | Period, Tragicomedy | France


Brief synopsis

In 1975, Seyolo Zantoko, a graduate doctor from Kinshasa, grabs the opportunity of becoming a country doctor in a small French village.
When they arrive in Marly-Gomont, Seyolo and his family quickly become disillusioned. The village inhabitants are afraid; this is the first time they've ever seen African people. But Seyolo is determined to suceed and will do everything he can to win the villagers' trust.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Marc ZingaSeyolo Zantoko [L]
Aïssa MaigaAnne Zantoko [L]
Bayron LebliKamini Zantoko [SR]
Médina DiarraSivi Zantoko [SR]
RufusJean [SR]
Jonathan LambertLavigne [SR]
Jean-Benoît UgeuxLe Maire [SR]
Stéphanie CrayencourRosa [SR]Janina Dietz
Diogène NtarindwaMinister Luzakueno [SR]Arno Mo Abd el Kader Lüning


1st ADRomaric Thomas
2nd ADValérie Houdart
Director of photographyYannick Ressigeac
Casting directorNathalie Guillaume
Casting directorKadija Leclere
Costume designerEmmanuelle Youchnowski
DirectorJulien Rambaldi
Script supervisorMagalie Frater
EditorStéphane Pereira
Key hair stylistAntonella Prestigiacomo
Key makeup artistFrançoise Quilichini
ComposerEmmanuel Rambaldi
ProducerMarc Missonnier
ProducerPauline Duhault
ProducerOlivier Delbosc
Production designerAlain Veissier
Line producerThomas Berthon-Fischman
Production managerBruno Amestoy
Production assistantValentin Coureldriver cast / set-up
ScreenwriterJulien Rambaldi
ScreenwriterBenoît Graffin
IdeaKamini Zantoko
Music re-recording mixerLuc Thomas
Sound editorOlivier Mortier
Sound editorPaul Heymans
Foley artistPhilippe van Leer

Production companies

E.D.I Films [fr]
Curiosa Films [fr]coproduction
Moana Films [fr]coproduction
TF1 Films Production [fr]koproduzierend
Scope Pictures [be]in association with
Cinéfrance [fr]co-production Cinéfrance Plus
Canal+ [fr]participation
TF1 - Télévision Française 1 [fr]participation

Distributing companies

Mars Films [fr]France (theatrical)
Prokino Filmverleih GmbH [de]Germany (theatrical)
Thimfilm GmbH [at]Austria (theatrical)
EuroVideo Bildprogramm GmbH [de]Germany / Blu-ray / DVD


Sound (Postproduction)Scalamedia GmbH [de]German dubbing


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatFranceTF1 [fr]Sunday, 26/07/2020, 9.05 PMFree-TV Premiere
First showingAustriaServus TV [at]Thursday, 05/12/2019, 8.15 PM


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 20/04/2017
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 08/06/2016