Benin (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven (2018)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven weaves together a personal, cultural, and spiritual journey - capturing the vibrant tales of Voodoo, West Africa, and Benin's favorite son, actor Djimon... See full summary »

Director: Djimon Hounsou

Votes: 5

Abeni (2006 Video)

105 min | Romance

Abeni is in love with Akanni, the son of Chief Bello's former gateman. But Chief Bello is not in support of his daughter's intention to marry a pauper's son. Will Chief Bello succeed in breaking the bond between the lovebirds?

Director: Tunde Kelani | Stars: Kareem Adepoju, Moufoutaou Akadiri, Aboh M. Akinocho, Abdel Hakim Amzat

Votes: 21

Africa paradis (2006)

86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

When Olivier and Pauline, a French engineer and a French teacher, can not live decently in their own country any longer, they decide to emigrate to the United States of Africa.

Director: Sylvestre Amoussou | Stars: Stéphane Roux, Eriq Ebouaney, Sylvestre Amoussou, Charlotte Vermeil

Votes: 88

The African Storm (2017)

89 min | Drama

The President of an imaginary African country, suffering from seeing his country's rich natural resources exploited only by western corporations, decides to nationalize all means of ... See full summary »

Director: Sylvestre Amoussou | Stars: Sylvestre Amoussou, Sandrine Bulteau, Philippe Caroit, Eriq Ebouaney

Votes: 13

Abeni 2 (2006 Video)

106 min | Romance

Its about two lover birds, whose parents were not in support with their relationship

Director: Tunde Kelani | Stars: Marcelline Aboh, Kareem Adepoju, Akambi Akanla, Abdel Hakim Amzat

Orillas (2011)

96 min | Action, Drama

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Director: Pablo César | Stars: Leonel Arancibia, Dalma Maradona, Javier Lombardo, Daniel Valenzuela

Votes: 10


60 min | Documentary | Post-production

Autrement (In another way) is a documentary that explores the region known as the "least developed" the world: West Africa. There is something extraordinary happening here: social groups ... See full summary »

Directors: Jose Luis Aranda Nucamendi, Camilo Rodríguez-Beltrán

Divine carcasse (1998)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Dominique Loreau | Stars: Alphonse Atacolodjou, Simonet Biokou, Fidèle Gbegnon, Szymon Zaleski

Votes: 29

Arlit: The Second Paris (2005)

98 min | Documentary

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Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai

Votes: 15

Bight of the Twin (2016)

55 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary film that will take viewers to Ouidah, Benin, the geographic heart of the Vodoun religion, where friends and collaborators, director Hazel Hill McCarthy, III and cultural ... See full summary »

Director: Hazel Hill McCarthy III | Star: Genesis P-Orridge

Votes: 9

A living tree means a living planet (2019)

80 min | Documentary

An international environmental anthology documentary film about trees and their different roles (ecological, environmental, personal and spiritual values) in our planet.

Directors: Arcade Assogba, Eduardo Quiroz Barrios, Nicholas Berger, Marco Brama, Marco Carbone, Tafadzwa Chikara, Salvador Delgadillo, Jean Michel Djait, Dick Dreyden, Miguel Ángel Mellado Díaz, Alessandro Fantini, Emily Fraser, Emily Hart, Sade Hiidenkari, Jari Kokko, Julián Lona, Mateo Lona, Mateo Luna, Afra Al Marar, Michael Marotti, Ahsan Minhas, Julie Misaki, Polina Mitryashina, Khalid Mokadmine, Eric Murithi, Kadour Naimi, Jo Nice, Narcisse Orédjé, Kasia Pajzderska, Lucia Pazderkova, Elio Quiroga, Sérgio Rizzo, Johanna Schartau, Katrina Syran, Pachara Tanjariyanon, Pachara Tanjariyanond, Mans Thunberg, Xiong Xu, Liwaa Yazji | Stars: Aamir Ali, Lucia Carbone, Marco Carbone, Paola Carbone

Votes: 5

Ivory. A Crime Story (2016)

87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

3 years of shooting, 30 countries, over 250 hours of raw material provided the basis for the investigation documentary «IVORY. A CRIME STORY» about the causes and consequences of an ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Yastrzhembsky | Star: Jeff Koinange

Votes: 10

L'amazone candidate (2007)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Sanvi Panou

Els oblidats dels oblidats (2011)

88 min | Documentary, Drama

Africa. The Ivory Coast. With no public health system, the ailing must find a way to pay for their medical care and treatments. A cost most cannot cover. For the mentally ill, whose illness... See full summary »

Director: Carles Caparrós | Stars: Queralt Albinyana, Daniel Anglès, Agnès Busquets, Carles Caparrós

Votes: 8

The Dawn of a New Day (2011)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A South African plastic surgeon, Dr, Tertius Venter, wants to leave his private practice to join a hospital ship providing free surgeries to the poor - but at a personal cost his wife Trudi... See full summary »

Director: Ryley Grunenwald

Votes: 10

Barbecue-Pejo (2000)

86 min | Comedy

A poor Beninoise corn farmer wanting to break out of his deep misery buys a shaky Peugeot 504 and tries his hand at being a bush cabdriver.

Director: Jean Odoutan | Stars: Jean Odoutan, Laurentine Milebo, Gladys Agboliagbo, Olivia Agboliagbo

Votes: 11

Still Slaves: The West African Slave Trade Then and Now

52 min | Documentary, History | Post-production

Through the lens of ancient slavery in West Africa, 'Still Slaves' explores the rampant slavery, known to most as human trafficking, that continues to thrive along this notorious coastline.... See full summary »

Director: Ann Margret Nielsen | Star: Anna Newell

Djib (2000)

77 min | Comedy

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Director: Jean Odoutan | Stars: Max-Edouard Balthazard, Jessica Hammoudi, Laurentine Milebo, Jean Odoutan

Votes: 6

Born in Prison (2017)

13 min | Documentary, Short

Shana, is young 29 years old woman from central Africa , who was arrested in West Africa for drug trafficking. In addition to this tragic incident, she discovered her pregnancy and realizes... See full summary »

Director: Henriette Hangnanmey

Possessed by Voodoo (2012)

44 min | Documentary, Family, History

Many myths and legends surround the religion which we are going to tell you about in our film. Some of its ceremonies are shrouded in mystery. This religion was founded several centuries ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Yastrzhembsky | Stars: Arnold Guiskine, Olga Vershinina

Votes: 5

Take Me Away Fast (2011)

47 min | Documentary, Adventure, Music

The adventures of Frank Gossner, a DJ from Berlin turned 'Indiana Jones' of record digging, as he journeys throughout West Africa to dig for rare, vinyl recordings of African funk and soul ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Iacobucci | Star: Frank Gossner

Dreamcycles (2014)

34 min | Documentary, Mystery | Completed

Dreamcycles is the dreams, paths, and stories, of moto-taxis (Zemidjans) in Cotonou, Benin. These Dreams are to be heard; and just like a calling, they bare a possibility: enabling a viewer... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Roubert

Indochina, Traces of a Mother (2011)

71 min | Documentary, War

Indochina: Through the story of Christophe, a 58 year old Afro-Vietnamese man, the film tells the story of African colonial soldiers fighting for the French in Indochina.

Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai

Votes: 7

Moi, l'Afrique (1984)

156 min | Documentary

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Si-Gueriki, la reine-mère (2002)

62 min | Documentary

Si-Gueriki is the story of the confrontation of a young man with his history, his roots and culture.

Director: Idrissou Mora Kpai | Star: Idrissou Mora Kpai

Votes: 13

La personne de Georges Adéagbo (2012)

62 min | Documentary, Biography

The documentary 'La personne de Georges Adeagbo' by Matteo Frittelli tells, through the interviews to the curators, the artist's work between 2007-2012: the solo show in Venice and in ... See full summary »

Director: Matteo Frittelli | Star: Radha Guzzetta

Vindicte (2016)

26 min | Short, Drama, Family

Awa, 18 years old, goes to class in the military high school of Natitingou. One day, she learns that her father has just been murdered. Has she just joined her family in Cotonou than a ... See full summary »

Director: Ange-Régis Hounkpatin | Stars: Samson Adjaho, Charles Darboux, Halsam Sassé, Ignace Yéchénou

Votes: 5

Femme d'Afrique (2011 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Family

Woman of Africa is poetical documentary, it is a pensive and slow portrait movie of diligent Beninese women at Gulf of Guinea during their daily chores.

Director: Milja Viita | Star: Madam Bakossi

Votes: 5



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Director: Lisa Sperling | Star: Parfait Dossa

Global Player (2000)

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Director: Tom Meffert

Terres d'espoir N°3: À nos enfants (Moi, l'Afrique N°3) (1988 Video)

60 min | Documentary

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Directors: Éric Dazin, Benedetto Manacorda, Gilbert Massala, Didier Mauro, Jean Nocerra

For All the World to See (2017)

90 min | Documentary

In Bangladesh, in Benin, in the DR Congo, yet also in Germany: violence against women is ever present. The film delves into the lives of women who have been subjected to horrific violence, ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Schmid

BB Africa (2014)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Leslie Villiaume

Impressions of Humanity (2015)

40 min | Documentary | Completed

One million hand impressions. Every country in the world will be part of the project.

Director: Marcos Antonio

Brush with Hope (2012)

28 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

For my production I traveled to Africa to document young artists who were bringing the arts to orphans, I followed them on this journey and had an experience of a lifetime. Now I want to ... See full summary »

Director: Eun Kim

ZanKlan (2018)

Short, Drama

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Director: Arcade Assogba | Stars: Cyrille Koffi, Jeannette Gandjiede, Raphael Hounto

Enfants de... (1985)

80 min

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Director: François Okioh

Circulating objects: four stories about bocios (2015)

8 min | Documentary, Short

Bocios are protective figures from Benin, brought to Europe as collectors' items for a long time. The 4-channel video deals with the Bocios' circulation, and contrasts various perspectives ... See full summary »

Directors: Anna Ramella, David Gnonhouevi, Verena Rodatus, Romuald Tchibozo, Margareta von Oswald

La valse des gros derrières (2004)

72 min

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Director: Jean Odoutan | Stars: Mata Gabin, Jean Odoutan, Claudia Tagbo, Gaëlle Le Saint

Sous le signe du vaudou (1974)

100 min | Documentary

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Director: Pascal Abikanlou

Gangbé! (2015)

58 min | Documentary, Musical

The adventure of a Benin brass band - The Gangbe Brass Band - on the road to Lagos, to perform with Femi Kuti at the Shrine.

Director: Arnaud Robert | Star: Gangbé Brass Band

The Camp (2012)

91 min | Documentary, Drama

The refugees modestly refer to their camp in Agame, Benin as 'the site'. Walking along its paths, we make our way between the signs that reveal the true nature of the place, and the daily ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Frédéric de Hasque

The Newcomer (1976)

87 min

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Director: Richard De Medeiros | Stars: Agnès Chichi, Sébastien De Souza, Michel Djondo, Sikirou Ogoujobi

Larmes de sang (2011)

82 min | Horror

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Directors: Laitan Faranpojo, Mark Koumagnon | Stars: Davo Sebastien, Chokkie Lydie, Akambi Akala, Mav Danny Vodonnou

Pim-Pim Tché (2010)

84 min | Comedy

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Director: Jean Odoutan | Stars: Aïcha Ouattara, Jean Odoutan, Stéphane Soo Mongo, Diop Mambety

Ma petite Haïti (2019)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Danielot Pierre | Star: Danielot Pierre

Crocodiles Without Saddles (2012)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Family

'The day you don't know where to go - remember where you came from' is a documentary road movie about the luck of being oneself. In the cosmos of Kaddi, there are no 'correct' explanations ... See full summary »

Director: Britta Wandaogo | Star: Kaddi Wandaogo

Votes: 5

Un pas en avant - Les dessous de la corruption (2011)

105 min | Comedy

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Director: Sylvestre Amoussou | Stars: Sylvestre Amoussou, Thierry Desroses, Sandra Adjaho, Sidiki Bakaba

Ganvié, My Village (1967)

12 min | Documentary, Short

A man returns to his home place, Gavié, a lakeside village in the South of Benin. He describes the daily lives of its inhabitants, where besides fishing everything is done on water, from ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Abikanlou

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