F.V.V.A "Femmes, Voitures, Villas, Argent" (1972)

Women, Cars, Villas, Money

Classic / 1h3m / Feature / Fiction

Synopsis

Ali is a modest civil servant who enjoys a pleasant life in town. One day, upon being forced by his parents to marry a woman he doesn't want, Ali is dragged into a vortex composed of "F.V.V.A" (Femmes Voitures Villas Argent), all of which, in Niger, stand for social success. Longing for an increasingly luxurious way of life, in order to support habits he himself created, Ali is forced to steal and is arrested. When everyone else abandons him, his first wife reveals her loyalty and awaits his release. The film depicts the frantic search for consumer goods by the low middle classes of the African cities and it was, according to Véronique Cayla, director of the Centre national de la Cinématographie (France), of remarkable importance for youngsters back in those years

Directed by Moustapha Alassane

Info

Languages
French
English Subtitles
Location
Niger
Produced
Nigeria
Regions
West Africa
F.V.V.A "Femmes, Voitures, Villas, Argent"