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Restless City -- Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.


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Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk. | Add synopsis »
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Osas Ighodaro Ajibade ... Adinike (as Osas Ighodaro)
Hervé Diese ... Lido

Momo Dione ... Pesher (as Mohamed Dione)

Ger Duany ... Rocky
Khadra Dumar ... Kadra
Sky Nicole Grey ... Trini (as Sky Grey)

Danai Gurira ... Sisi
Beverly Hugo ... Linda

Zoey Martinson ... Minnie
Dee Dee Moss ... Bekay's Girl-Honeycomb

Saoko Okano ... Kai

Anthony Okungbowa ... Bekay

Femi Olagoke ... Thug One

Babs Olusanmokun ... Cravate
Ese Daniel Ovueraye ... Midi

Maduka Steady ... Ten Step
Aspen Steib ... Letta
Alassane Sy ... Djibril

Lenore Thomas ... Candy

Stephen Tyrone Williams ... Kareem
Sophia Woodhouse ... Annis

J. Alex Brinson ... Bike Messenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew Dosunmu 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eugene M. Gussenhoven 

Produced by
Onye Anyanwu .... co-executive producer
Andrew Dosunmu .... executive producer
Muna El Fituri .... executive producer
Katie Mustard .... producer
Anthony Okungbowa .... executive producer
Matthew Parker .... producer
David Raymond .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Bradford Young 
Film Editing by
Oriana Soddu 
Casting by
Lois J. Drabkin 
Production Design by
Chad Keith 
Art Direction by
Jonathan Guggenheim 
Costume Design by
Mobolaji Dawodu 
Makeup Department
Melanie Harris .... key hair stylist
Melanie Harris .... key makeup artist
Heidi Pakdel .... assistant hair stylist
Heidi Pakdel .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Carly Hugo .... unit production manager
Chris Kenny .... post-production supervisor
Pierce Varous .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Paul Chreky .... first assistant director
Gustavo Rebelo .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Sasha Awn .... foley supervisor
Eli Cohn .... re-recording mixer
Eli Cohn .... supervising sound editor
Sebastian Henshaw .... foley artist
Wil Masisak .... sound mixer
Gene Park .... sound effects editor
Laura Sinnott .... dialogue editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Jenny Baptiste .... still photographer
Wesley L. Carrier .... gaffer
Jay Greene .... digital imaging technician
Jay Greene .... second assistant camera
Chris Koch .... key grip
Franziska Schirmer Lewis .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Janelle Henry .... extras casting
Alexander Zahn .... casting associate (as Alex Zahn)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eniola Dawodu .... assistant costume designer
Joanna Stein .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Chris Kenny .... colorist
Donovan Kosters .... dcp mastering
John Woo .... assistant editor
Location Management
Julian Ginsberg .... assistant location manager
Erin Sweeney .... location manager
Other crew
Ariel Arce .... assistant to director
Scott Baxter .... key set production assistant
John Bishow-Semevolos .... set production assistant
Laurent Boyé .... publicist (as Laurent Boye)
Rob Bryan .... set production assistant
André Des Rochers .... production counsel
Janelle Henry .... production coordinator
Andy Keresztes .... set production assistant
Melissa Kovner .... set production assistant

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Rated R for some drug use and brief sexuality
80 min

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Title Card:"How the city attracts all types and how the unwary must suffer from ignorance of its ways." - Cyprian Ekwensi
Djibril:Hello. My name is Djibril. Djibril Sy. I am 21 years old. I'm from Senegal. Dakar. Right now Harlem, New York is where I live. One day will come where my child could be President. I will tell them at birth to be truthful, to follow the right path, and then the day may come that they could be a leader of this nation. What path should I take? The only path I know is music.
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