Coup de Grace

Coup de Grace

by Dorothée van den Berghe and Griet Van Reeth


A musical documentary following 12 Congolese musicians on their tour through Europe and Kinshasa with a show ‘in which they created a symbiosis between baroque and African music. On their tour they try to bridge the gap between their cultural experiences in Europe, and the culture left at home.


Directors: Dorothée van den Berghe & Griet Van Reeth
DOP: Jan Vancaillie, Dorothée van den Berghe
Narrator: Rodriguez Vangama
Editing:  Jan De Coster, Ewin Ryckaert, Jeremias Wonnerat
Sound editing: Gillis Van Der Wee
Mix: Marina Lerchs
Image & audio postproduction: Studio l’Equipe
Composer: Rodriguez Vangama, Fabrizio Cassol
Production: Inti Films, Peter Krüger

With the support of The VAF, Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Taxshelter, VRT, LUCA School of Art.

A film developed in the framework of SIC.

More Information

Year: 2023
Duration: 58’ 44’’
Language: Lingala, French, Dutch, English
Subtitles: English

A film based on: ‘Coup Fatal’
Produced by: les ballets C de la B & KVS
Based on an idea by: Serge Kakudji & Paul Kerstens
Realised by: Rodriguez Vangama, Fabrizio Cassol, Alain Platel

Serge Kakudji (contratenor)
Russell Tshiebua (backing vocals)
Bule Mpanya (backing vocals)
Rodriguez Vangama (elektrische guitar)
Costa Pinto (akoestische guitar)
Bouton Kalanda (likembe)
Erick Ngoya (likembe)
Silva Makengo (likembe)
Tister Ikomo (xylofon)
Deb’s Bukaka (balafon)
Cédrick Buya (percussion)
Jean-Marie Matoko (percussion)
36 Seke (percussion)


Première DOCVILLE, International Documentary film festival, Leuven Belgium, 03/23