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Samba (2014)

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Samba is a movie starring Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Tahar Rahim. 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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Samba Cissé
... Alice
... Walid dit Wilson
... Manu
Issaka Sawadogo ... Jonas Karanoto
... Marcelle
Youngar Fall ... L'oncle Lamouna
Christiane Millet ... Madeleine
Jacqueline Jehanneuf ... Maggy
... 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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Storyline

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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15 October 2014 (France)  »

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Самба  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,041, 31 July 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$149,805, 23 August 2015
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

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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Catgroove
Written by Marco Fuereder
Performed by Parov Stelar
From the album "Coco"
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Great movie
9 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

The theme of the movie is not simple, or even disturbing, Hard to be a refugee, even if you are a good man, But the subject is presented beautifully, You laugh and cry with the characters,   That's how it is in life. All the actors are great, but the leading actors, outstanding! Who plays the role of Samba was an actor in another great movie

And that is that great!

Do not really understand movies, But if you sit transfixed chair the film, was running a good movie!

Film review has been translated by Google, so if this is a little weird it is Google's fault! Go see this movie!


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