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Samba (2014)

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Samba migrated to France ten years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burn-out. Both struggle... See full summary »

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Cast

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Alice
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Walid dit Wilson
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Manu
Issaka Sawadogo ...
Jonas Karanoto
Hélène Vincent ...
Marcelle
Youngar Fall ...
L'oncle Lamouna
Christiane Millet ...
Madeleine
Jacqueline Jehanneuf ...
Maggy
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Magali dite Gracieuse
Sabine Pakora ...
Gracieuse - la gérante du salon
Clotilde Mollet ...
Josiane - de l'agence d'intérim
Boubacar Ndiaye ...
Un migrant à l'association
Oumar Makalou ...
Un migrant à l'association
Roukiata Ouedraogo ...
Un migrant à l'association
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Samba migrated to France ten years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burn-out. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice tries to get her life back on track until fate draws them together. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Hayatimin Sansi  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,041 (USA) (31 July 2015)

Gross:

$149,805 (USA) (21 August 2015)
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Trivia

When Samba is sitting in the Metro waiting for a train, behind him is a poster with the heading 'Pasolini Roma'. This is an advertisement for an exhibition that examined the works of writer and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini and in particular, his interactions with Rome. The exhibition was not limited to his cinema work but also included poetry, politics, his commitment to city life, sex, and friendship. It was held in three cities - Barcelona, Paris and Berlin, with the Paris exhibition at the La Cinémathèque Française running form 16th October 2013 t0 26th January 2014. See more »

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Alice: Ni le début d'abus.
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Crazy Credits

A continuation of the last scene showing Samba walking through Paris is seen behind the initial credits (till around one-third of the way through the credits). See more »


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Written by Ludovico Einaudi
Performed by Ludovico Einaudi
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16 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

And I'm not talking hot as in physically (though some may argue Omar is hot, which I reckon is not completely wrong), but as in right now, news worthy topic hot. Immigrants are one of the main "issues" in quite a few countries at the moment and it's almost comical to what degree some are arguing on this.

This movie on the other hand is intentionally funny and it has good actors to back that story up. Even if you don't buy everything the characters are doing, you can easily empathize with them, if you're willing and open enough, to let those emotions in. The movie has a message in all the entertainment, which can be taken or read or completely ignored. That's up to the viewer. It is a very well made movie though and you can watch it, even without the current events being an obstacle to that form of "entertainment"


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