THE SPEECH

Retired for twenty years, Bolu sage and guardian of the temple, exacerbated by the reforms which leave these three small children in his charge and without hope of a better tomorrow, decides to use the hard way to restore the social balance of his country

  • NOUKPO CHRISTIAN WHANNOU
    Director
  • NOUKPO CHRISTIAN WHANNOU
    Writer
  • BEOLA N'NAMDINE TOUGGOURT
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    LE DISCOURS
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    Benin
  • Country of Filming:
    Benin
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • CINECOO
    Sales Agent
    Country: Benin
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - NOUKPO CHRISTIAN WHANNOU

Filmography
Noukpo WHANNOU

DIRECTOR

The speech: Fiction Short film - 35 mn – 2021

Angela: Fiction Short film - 26 mn – 2019

Tila: Series Fiction _ 2X 26 mn _ 2016

Arts et Sens: Documentary 13 mn _2009

Finan: TV (72 mn) _ 2008 Fiction produced by Lucas KOFFI

Tonton Ali: Series Fiction _ 24X13 mn _ 2008
Nominated in official competition at Fespaco 2009
UEMOA PRIZE for Integration _ Fespaco 2009

The calabash: Doc _ 8mn 30 _ 2007
Special Jury Prize Clap Ivoire 2007

Midjresso: Fiction Feature film _ 78 mn _ 2007
Nominated at Fespaco 2007 _ Panorama section

Acolytes: Fiction TV _ 36 mn _ 2005

The vaccine: Fiction 13 mn _ 2004
The dowry: Fiction 13 mn _2003

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Cœur errant A series by Sorel AGBODEMAKOU (1st Assistant) - 2015
Le retour du roi A film by Roger NAHUM (3rd assistant) - 2014

SCRIPTS

The speech
A child at any cost
Wéfôh: Winner of the first Cinema prize at the OIF Pitch competition at Fespaco 2015
The poet
Angela
Agossi

PUBLICATIONS

Trivialics or a poet's diary: Unpublished poem
On the need to promote youth: Essay - July 1996
Le poète futile: News - September 1995- 5th at the Francofortissimes

DIRECTOR

The speech: Fiction Short film - 35 mn – 2019

Angela: Fiction Short film - 26 mn – 2019

Tila: Series Fiction _ 2X 26 mn _ 2016

Arts et Sens: Documentary 13 mn _2009

Finan: TV (72 mn) _ 2008 Fiction produced by Lucas KOFFI

Tonton Ali: Series Fiction _ 24X13 mn _ 2008
Nominated in official competition at Fespaco 2009
UEMOA PRIZE for Integration _ Fespaco 2009

The calabash: Doc _ 8mn 30 _ 2007
Special Jury Prize Clap Ivoire 2007

Midjresso: Fiction Feature film _ 78 mn _ 2007
Nominated at Fespaco 2007 _ Panorama section

Acolytes: Fiction TV _ 36 mn _ 2005

The vaccine: Fiction 13 mn _ 2004
The dowry: Fiction 13 mn _2003

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Cœur errant A series by Sorel AGBODEMAKOU (1st Assistant) - 2015
Le retour du roi A film by Roger NAHUM (3rd assistant) - 2014

SCRIPTS

The speech
A child at any cost
Wéfôh: Winner of the first Cinema prize at the OIF Pitch competition at Fespaco 2015
The poet
Angela
Agossi

PUBLICATIONS

Trivialics or a poet's diary: Unpublished poem
On the need to promote youth: Essay - July 1996
Le poète futile: News - September 1995- 5th at the Francofortissimes

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

making a film in a context of lawlessness, in a country where fundamental freedoms are suppressed and where democracy is put at half mast by a dictatorship that does not speak its name, is a difficult journey. without means with resigned actors. it is the bet of this film which gives hope to an abused youth