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Oka! (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 October 2011 (USA)
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The story of Louis Sarno, an American ethno-musicologist who lived among the Bayaka Pygmies in Central Africa for 25 years.

Director:

Lavinia Currier

Writers:

Lavinia Currier (screenplay), Louis Sarno (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kris Marshall ... Larry
Will Yun Lee ... Yi
Haviland Morris ... Lydia Blake
Isaach De Bankolé ... Bassoun
Peter Riegert ... Dr. Maguire
Sebastian Beacon ... Derek
Jakob Von Eichel ... Jurgen
Ho-Kwan Tse ... Actor
Greg Fawcett Greg Fawcett ... Lumberjack
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The story of Louis Sarno, an American ethno-musicologist who lived among the Bayaka Pygmies in Central Africa for 25 years.

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Taglines:

A New African Adventure

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oka! See more »

Filming Locations:

Central African Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,461, 16 October 2011

Gross USA:

$18,364

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,364
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
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During filming in the Central African Republic, one of the native pygmies working as a tracker was attacked by the Silverback gorilla. His arm received 2 large bites and he almost lost it. See more »

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Great music and story about finding a home in a strange place ...
20 July 2019 | by ianbhaightSee all my reviews

I do not know much about the actual life of L. Sarno, but this film depicts a great story about a man finding a home in an unfamiliar and often hostile place. As a former Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, I can relate to these feelings and themes. The soundtrack is great and the acting is genuine. Perhaps it is only for personal reasons, but parts of this film will always be special to me.


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