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La pirogue (2012)

 -  Drama  -  23 January 2013 (USA)
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A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Souleymane Seye Ndiaye ...
Baye Laye
Laïty Fall ...
Lansana
Malaminé 'Yalenguen' Dramé ...
Abou
Balla Diarra ...
Samba
Salif 'Jean' Diallo ...
Barry
Babacar Oualy ...
Kaba
Mame Astou Diallo ...
Nafy
Saikou Lô ...
Yaya
Ngalgou Diop ...
Aziz
Limamou Ndiaye ...
Richard
Diodio Ndiaye ...
Kiné
Mohamed Fall ...
Mor
Bassirou Diakhate ...
Bourbi (as Bachirou Diakhate)
Moctar Diop ...
Ousmane (as Moctar 'Tino' Diop)
Alioune Ndiaye ...
Bouba
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A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them.

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Beautiful movie
20 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful movie. It surely deserves to be seen. It is a good representation of Senegal nowadays. The movie is very sad but the director never pushes too far the pathetic side of the story. The story is simple Overall the acting is very good and characters look real. There are not bad or good characters in this movie, each character is complex and is shown in his complexity. The closed and oppressive atmosphere of the pirogue is very well shown by the director.

This movie can almost be watched as a documentary but this is a political movie. It shows the motives of Senegalese who embark on these pirogues to go to Europe and, indirectly, it shows the violence of European immigration polices that force those people to take huge risks in the hope of a better life.


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