8 Films Set In A Fictional African Country
Made up country names, captivating stories and beautiful back drops of African nations make up this list.The concept of creating fictional countries in films is nothing new. If you have seen The Great Dictator (1940)-Tomania or Duck Soup (1933)-Freedonia I’m sure you’ve noticed the invented nations parallel those of real life and often mocks them in clever ways. So here’s a list of films on fabricated African countries worth watching! Enjoy…
8.Ace Ventura – When Nature Calls (1995)
Fake African Country: Nibia
Plot Summary: The equally hilarious sequel to the 1994 American film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey reprises his role as the title character Ace Ventura, a detective who specializes in retrieval of captive or tame animals.
Ace Ventura quotes: 1. Ace: [Impersonates William Shatner] There’s someone on the wing! Some… THING! I’m sorry, what were you saying?
2.Ace: Take that, you winged spawn of Satan!
Directed by Steve Oedekerk
7.The Night of Truth (La nuit de la vérité ) (2004)
Fake African Country: Not Indicated;Set in a fictional West-African country
Plot Summary: Following ten years of civil war between the government army of the Nayak, led by ‘Le président’, and the Bonande rebels led by Colonel Theo, there is some sign of peace negotiations. Relations are strained due to some not in favor of peace.
Directed by Fanta Regina Nacro
6.The Interpreter (2005)
Fake African Country:Republic of Matobo
Plot Summary:Political suspense and thriller unfolds inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.
Directed by the late great Sydney Pollack
5.The Dictator (2012)
Fake African Country:Republic of Wadiya
Plot Summary: Sasha Baron Cohen is back again, this time as The dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Directed by Larry Charles
4.The Wild Geese (1978)
Fake African Country: A nation created near Rhodesia
Plot summary : You have Richard Burton,Roger Moore, Richard Harris and Hardy Krüger in a wild action adventure. A British multinational seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa.So he hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution.
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
3.Coming to America (1988)
Fake African Country: Zamunda
Plot Summary: Eddie Murphy plays an African crown prince who goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and independence.
Directed by John Landis
2.The Dogs of War (1981)
Fake African Country:Republic of Zangaro
Plot Summary: A mercenary (Christopher Walken), on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Directed by John Irvin
1. 24: Redemption (2008)
Fake African Country: Sangala
Plot Summary: A television film based on the series 24.Former federal agent Jack Bauer goes head to head against African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Directed by Jon Cassar