Kinshasa Palace

Director: José “Zeka” Laplaine
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Year: 2007
Running Time: 73 min.
Language: French, Khmer, English, and Portuguese


The Laplaine family is scattered throughout Europe and Africa, refugees from the wars in the Congo. Kaze and his younger brother Max live in Paris, but recently Max has gone missing and the family is beginning to worry. Somewhere between documentary and fiction, this engrossing film speaks volumes about the legacy of an unstable Africa on the micro level.