l homme qu`il faut a la place qu il faut – synopsis



The right man at the right place.

L’homme qu’il faut à la place qu’il faut.

A film by Matthieu Imbert-Bouchard and Cédric Dupire

DV / Color / 65mn / October 2008

*Mostra international do filme etnografico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008.

*7e festival de Ouidah, Bénin, January 2009

*dialektus festival, Budapest, Hungary, mars 2009

* Jean Rouch international festival, Paris, France, mars 2009

*Worldfilm Tartu festival of visual culture, Tartu, Estonie, march 2009

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STUDIO SHAIPROD – L’homme Qu’il faut à la place qu’il faut



“The right man in the right place” Sekou Toure

When the first president of the independent Guinea-Conakry, pronounced those words, little did he know they would become a catch phrase, a gimmick, a signature. Often, in not always quoted by

Fadouba Oulare in the everyday speeches he gives on such various duties as funerals or births, or to simply ease the understanding of his message to the troop of dancers and musicians.

Fadouba Oulare is a complex character who accumulates responsibilities, functions and social statuses.

At the same time, he is the father of a family of 34 children , a former soldier for the French and later

Guinean armies, a head hunter, a quack or percussionist of international fame, Fadouba Oulare is above all a “chieftain”.

He is that charismatic person to whom people come to, asking for advice, this man who will know how to clinch the argument in the most delicate situations, this man who is respected because he knew, throughout his life, how to lead his family, his village, his country towards new and better horizons.

The story of Fadouba, from Faranah to Conakry, progressively draws itself, from the narration by the

Griot or by his friends, to his representation on the mural paintings of the People’s Palace.

A powerful, surprising and sometimes tragic tale that however never overtakes this man of action always on the move. An action that he leads within a complex reality where traditional music, military dictatorship, precariousness and animism coexist...


Direction : Cédric Dupire / Matthieu Imbert-Bouchard

Edition : Charlotte Tourrès

Sound Edition : Carole Verner

Sound mix : Xavier Thibault

Cinematography : Cédric Dupire

Production : Jérôme Aglibert


Cédric DUPIRE was born in 1979.

In 2003, he went to India to listen to traditional music of Rajasthan. From this encounter happened his first full-length documentary : Musafir.

In 2006, he went to West Africa to produce The right man in the right place.

In 2007, he participated in a project revolving around the underground scene in Japan. This documentary film project, We don’t care about music anyway… was shot from November to January

2007/08 and is to be completed in december 2008.

Filmography :

Musafir, 84’, DV, 2005.

*Fatumbi award at the Bilan du film ethnographique, Paris, 2005

*Best film award in the arts category, Sole Luna, Palerme, Italy, 2005

The right man in the right place, 65’, DV, 2008.

Matthieu IMBERT-BOUCHARD was born in Paris. He began to learn african music at the age of sixteen. It is now been ten years since he travels almost every year to west africa in order to improve his knowledge and skills with his masters. When he first meets Fadouba Oulare on 2004, he has the idea of making a movie about him.

Six years ago, Matthieu focused on one stringed instrument, the « Kamalen goni » and met the genius «

Vieux Kanté » who became his master and his friend. When he passed away a few years ago, Matthieu

's grief quickly turned into the necessity of shooting a documentary film about him.

Filmography :

The right man in the right place, 65’, DV, 2008.

STUDIO SHAIPROD – L’homme Qu’il faut à la place qu’il faut