A brass band from the Republic of Benin departs in a bid to conquer the city of Lagos in Nigeria. Gangbé! tells of the clash between two Africas. In this long journey to the metropolis, the adventures of a continent are revealed; the new cultural poles of the South and the gaps that still separate these neighboring countries.
In encounters with Femi Kuti and the contemporary ideals of Pan-Africanism, the Gangbé Brass Band find themselves immersed in a world of new ideas.

Gangbé! tells the story of a different Africa, one that no longer solely aspires to the European dream. In a poetic and funky fashion, it opens up new horizons.

Magma, Espace 2, April 20th 2015
Pl3in le poste, Couleur 3, April 15th 2015
Republik Kalakuta, Couleur 3, June 7th 2015
Le 12h30, La 1ère, June 9th 2015
Pl3in le poste, Couleur 3, June 11th 2015

·Vimeo on Demand
·Tënk from July 7 until August 26 2017


Ciné-Concert at City Club Pully

on Friday 12th May: 7.30 p.m. Gangbé! screening, 9 p.m. Gangbé Brass Band concert.

Ciné-Concert at Centre culturel suisse in Paris

on Wednesday 24th May: 8 p.m. Gangbé! screening, 9 p.m. Gangbé Brass Band concert.

Ciné-Concert at Festival Sun Art in Pertuis (84)

on Sunday 26th July 2015: 6 p.m. Gangbé! screening, (followed by a conference). 8.30 p.m. Gangbé Brass Band concert.

Ciné-Concert at Café Théodore in Tredrez-Locquemau (22)

Monday 10th August 2015: 7 p.m. Gangbé! screening, 8 p.m. Gangbé Brass Band concert.

Ciné-Concert at Festival Cinémas d'Afrique in Lausanne

Friday 21st August 2015: 9 p.m. Gangbé! screening, 10 p.m. Gangbé Brass Band concert.

Ciné-Concert at Scènes du Chapiteau in Romainmôtier

Sunday 23rd August 2015: 10 a.m. Gangbé! screening, 11 a.m. Gangbé Brass Band concert.

Gangbé! screening at Visa For Music (November 11th-14th 2015), Rabat

Gangbé! screening at Cinéma Rex (Fribourg), Festival des 30 ans de La Spirale (May 25th-29th 2016)

Friday 27th May 2016: midnight

Broadcasting on Al Jazeera, Programm Witness, January 27th 2016

Broadcasting on AfriDocs, May 19th 2016

Broadcasting on RTS Deux Le doc ch November 30 2017 at 2:50pm

2016 DokumentART – European Filmfestival for Documentaries

2016 The Margaret Mead Film Festival

2016 Five Lakes Film Festival

2016 Festival Vues d'Afrique Québec

2016 Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara

2016 Journées de Soleure

2015 Festival du film documentaire de Saint-Louis

2015 Visa for music

2015 Festival Cinémas d'Afrique Lausanne

2015 Festival de Cinéma des 5 Continents

2015 FIDADOC - International Competition

2015 Visions du Réel - International Competition

Duration: 58 min
Languages: French, English, Fon, Toffin, Yoruba
Format: HDcam, DCP Available versions: o.v., sub. French / English

Original Title: Gangbé!

Switzerland / 2014

Directed by: Arnaud Robert

Production: Intermezzo Films, Aline Schmid

Image: Charlie Petersmann

Sound: Maurice Engler

Music: Gangbé Brass Band

Editing: Nicolas Hislaire

Editing collaborator: Vincent Pluss

Sound editing and re-recording mix: Maurice Engler

Colorgrading: Jean-Baptiste Perrin

Production team: Patricia Candido Trinca / Catherine Muller / Alessia Barbezat

Benin and Nigeria traductions: Teddy Gandigbé

Subtitles and traductions supervision: Laurence Padonou-Loko, Arsène Vigan

Subtitles: Nina Kaelin

Fixing Lagos: Ali Kabré

Editing assistant; Antonio Trullén Funcia, Kevin Schlosser

Graphic design: Jean Deppierraz / Nathan Rozmuski

Website: Raphaël Arbuz / Jeff Gaudinet

Colorgrading and graphic design studio: Sapristi Studio

International sales: Magnetfilm

With the participation of:
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse - Unité des films documentaires
Irène Challand, Gaspard Lamunière

With the support of:
Cinéforom et la Loterie Romande
Fondation Education et Développement, service "Films pour un seul monde"
Direction du développement et de la coopération - DDC
Bureau de la coopération suisse au Bénin
Succès Passage Antenne
Stage Pool FOCAL / Fondation Ernst Göhner


Production & International Sales:
Intermezzo Films
28, rue de Bâle
1201 Geneva