Director: Jean Odoutan
Country: Benin
Year: 1999
Running Time: 88 min.
Language: English

A poor Beninoise corn farmer wants to break out of this deep misery. Out of the blue, he buys a shaky Peugeot 504 and tries his hand at being a bush cabdriver. When the engine of the jalopy breaks down, he converts it into a flour mill. The mill, however, soon breaks down leaving the man without income. His wife is forced to prostitute herself in the corn fields in order to support their two daughters who are afflicted with congenital malformations. In his despair, the man tries one last time to make something profitable out of his only two resources, his corn and the fickle Peugeot.

About the Director

Jean Odoutan

w240Biography: Jean Odoutan, born in Benin in 1965 is an actor, director, producer, and composer. Of all the clips Odoutan has directed, he also produced and composed the music to each. His first feature film Barbeque-Pejo, has been selected in many African, European, and American festivals.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs: 
Barbeque-Pejo (2000).

Barbeque-Pejo (1999);
Dijb (2000);
Mama Aloko (2002);
The King of Big Behind (2002);
The Door of No Return (2002).