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Oh, Sun (1970)

Soleil O (original title)
A native of Mauritania is delighted when he is chosen to work in Paris. Hoping to parlay the experience into a better life for himself, he eagerly prepares for his departure from his native... See full summary »

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Yane Barry
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Robert Liensol
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A native of Mauritania is delighted when he is chosen to work in Paris. Hoping to parlay the experience into a better life for himself, he eagerly prepares for his departure from his native land. Although an educated man, he has extreme difficulty finding work and an apartment. He sees racial inequity as blacks are relegated to manual labor while less skilled whites are given preferential treatment. A dinner with a liberal white friend even reveals a continuing attitude of colonization towards third world countries. The disappointed man runs off to the woods where he hears the far off cry of the jungle drums calling him home from a cold and indifferent land. Written by Dan Pavlides, Rovi

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A very good movie about racism
8 March 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The director Med Hondo is mostly famous for be the official french translator of Eddy Murphy and Morgan Freeman. He also made few movies and "Soleil O" is his first movie.

It's a movie about racism against peoples from Africa in France during the sixties. We follow the story of a young black man who leave his country and goes to France because he his interested in French culture and want to find a work. Unfortunately, he will understand as he isn't welcomed because a lot of peoples are racist.

I really appreciated this movie because racism is a topical subject and this movie has been shot in 1967! A must see movie.


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