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OKA! (2011)



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OKA! is a fish-out-of-water tale of a ethnomusicologist from New Jersey who finds himself immersed in the colorful lives of the Bayake pygmies. Based on the memoir by ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno, who has lived with the pygmies for over 20 years, OKA! transports audiences to the vast forest of the Central African Republic into the magical world of the Bayaka and lyrically captures their music, dance, humor and exuberance, as well as the harsh realities they endure. -- (C) DADA Films


Kris Marshall
as Larry Whitman
Isaach De Bankolé
as Mayor Bassoun
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Critic Reviews for OKA!

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (10)

It's a pleasant, if slow-moving, trip down a lazy river.

January 20, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The plot is somewhat pedestrian and the dialogue needs more zip.

October 27, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The film somehow feels more fanciful than factual, a rift that's aggravated by the juxtaposition of the real actors' performances and the Bayaka pygmies' at times startling real presence.

October 17, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Oka! is a fascinating movie with many free-form charms.

October 14, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Yearning for an exciting African adventure? "Oka!" isn't it.

October 14, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

What's refreshing about Oka! is its aversion to any kind of cliches.

October 14, 2011

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