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Atlantics (2019)

Atlantique (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama | 29 November 2019 (USA)
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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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Mati Diop

Writers:

Mati Diop (screenplay by), Olivier Demangel (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mame Bineta Sane ... Ada (as Mama Sane)
Amadou Mbow ... Issa
Traore 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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Country:

France | Senegal | Belgium

Language:

Wolof | French | English | Arabic

Release Date:

29 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atlantics See more »

Filming Locations:

Dakar, Senegal See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$370,137
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1.66 : 1
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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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Chilling love story
10 December 2019 | by catherinecolbourne-92237See all my reviews

Atlantics tells a story of young love and unbearable loss against the backdrop of economic inequality and financial desperation that leads young men to risk their lives attempting to cross sea to a better life and the women who are left behind to cope alone. Great performances from the leads and haunting cinematography- an original take on a tragic story.


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