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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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)
Mariama Gassama Mariama Gassama ... Mariama
Coumba Dieng Coumba Dieng ... Coumba
Ibrahima M'Baye ... Moustapha (as Ibrahima Mbaye)
Diankou Sembene Diankou Sembene ... M. Ndiaye
Abdou Balde Abdou Balde ... Cheikh
Babacar Sylla Babacar Sylla ... Omar
Arame Fall Faye Arame Fall Faye ... Mère Ada
Ya Arame Mousse Sene Ya Arame Mousse Sene ... Grand-mère Ada
Babacar Samba Babacar Samba ... Père Ada
Astou N'Diaye Astou N'Diaye ... Mère Souleimane
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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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interesting in many ways
27 May 2020 | by cronos090693See all my reviews

This movie was interesting to me because of the insights it gave me into senegalese culture and society and was carried well by the leading actress and supporting actors. There isn't a performance that I didn't appreciate.

The cinematography was beautiful throughout and the atmosphere necessary to let shine the mystical elements in the plot was well created in both image and sound.

Now the slight but: Sometimes the film felt a bit too slow. In my opinion it was part because of the structure of the plot and part because of the choice to create poetic segments with shots of the sea. There is a feeling of emptiness that fits the main character's experience, but I don't know, I guess I have problems with the execution of realizing that feeling somewhere.

I also don't like the ending.


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Country:

France | Senegal | Belgium

Language:

Wolof | French | English | Arabic

Release Date:

29 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dakar, Senegal See more »

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$407,933
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1.66 : 1
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