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Atlantics (2019)

Atlantique (original title)
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In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.

Director:

Mati Diop

Writers:

Mati Diop (screenplay by), Olivier Demangel (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mame Bineta Sane ... Ada (as Mama Sane)
Amadou Mbow ... Issa
Traore ... Souleiman (as Ibrahima Traoré)
Nicole Sougou Nicole Sougou ... Dior
Aminata Kane Aminata Kane ... Fanta (as Amina Kane)
Coumba Dieng Coumba Dieng ... Coumba
Ibrahima Mbaye Ibrahima Mbaye ... Moustapha
Diankou Sembene Diankou Sembene ... Mr. Ndiaye
Abdou Balde Abdou Balde ... Cheikh
Babacar Sylla Babacar Sylla ... Omar
Arame Fall Faye Arame Fall Faye ... Mere Ada
Ya Arame Mousse Sene Ya Arame Mousse Sene ... Grand Mere Ada
Babacar Samba Babacar Samba ... Pere Ada
Astou N'Diaye Astou N'Diaye ... Mere Souleimane
Khouda Fall Khouda Fall ... Mere Mariama
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In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.

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Every love story is a ghost story.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Mati Diop, with her submission of "Atlantics" to the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, is the first black woman director in history to compete in the festival's competition. (NYT 5/22/19) See more »

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Beautiful haunting drama
23 December 2019 | by catherinecolbourne-92237See all my reviews

This film takes a sad story, makes it personal, then takes it to a whole other place. This film is for the women who are left behind, beautifully filmed and acted, one of the most original films of the year.


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Country:

France | Senegal | Belgium

Language:

Wolof | French | English | Arabic

Release Date:

29 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dakar, Senegal See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$407,933
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1.66 : 1
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