Aristotle’s Plot

Director: Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Country: Cameroon
Year: 1996
Running Time: 72 min.
Language: English and French

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In a southern African town, a group of wannabe gangsters hang out at the Cinema Africa, subjecting themselves to mega-doses of the latest action-fest. They’ve even taken the names of their screen gods; Van Damme, Bruce Lee, and Nikita. Into this walks an earnest cineaste who wants to enlist the government’s help in cleansing Cinema Africa of Hollywood imports, replacing Schwarzenegger with Sembène.