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The Child of Another
970 Ratings


Ngando and Ndomé are in love. They wish to marry but Ngando cannot afford her dowry. However, when Ndomé becomes pregnant, tradition demands her to take a husband and a marriage with Ngando’s uncle is quickly arranged. In his despair, Ngando decides to do the unthinkable on the day of the wedding.

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A Cameroonian tale of star-crossed lovers who come up against the strictures of tradition, The Child of Another broods with an aching, bubbling intensity. Its visually arresting mix of cinema vérité and stylized close-ups belies a fury at the sheer injustice of the dowry system.