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Senegalese Samba has worked 10 years in France. He's arrested and befriends the woman helping him with legal matters as volunteer after a burnout at work. He's released after being told to... See more »

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Cast

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Samba Cissé
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Alice
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Walid dit Wilson
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Manu
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Jonas Karanoto
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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
Jaleleddine Abidi ...
Monsieur Asbag
Sacha Petronijevic ...
Le Serbe
Mohammed Guelt ...
Monsieur Jebli
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Le Russe
Eduardo Sainz ...
Le Péruvien
Habib Meftah ...
Monsieur Bentata
Sarkaw Gorany ...
Le traducteur tunisien
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Le vendeur de cartes de séjour
Jean-Michel Correia ...
Le patron des vigiles
Raphaël Toledano ...
Le voisin de Wilson
Sylvain Saulet ...
Le policier au portique du CRA
Jean-Yves Cressenville ...
Un policier du CRA
Bryan Polach ...
Un policier du CRA
Vladys Muller ...
Un policier du CRA
Kévin Wamo ...
Un retenu au CRA
Catherine Davenier ...
La juge du tribunal
Maxime d'Aboville ...
L'avocat de Samba
Nicolas Beaucaire ...
Le gendarme dans la cuisine de la Garde Républicaine
Thierry Angelvy ...
Le contremaître de l'usine de tri d'ordures
Michel Winogradoff ...
Le concierge de l'hôtel
Géraldine Toledano ...
L'employée de l'hôtel
Jézabel Marques ...
La secrétaire du bureau
Chadia Amajod ...
La femme de ménage
Jules Abel Logel ...
Un vigile
Diaratou Sy ...
La mère de Samba (voice)
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L'animateur du club de poney (uncredited)
Audrey Quoturi ...
Une passagère dans le métro (uncredited)
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Le barman (uncredited)
George Varsimashvili ...
Un immigré (uncredited)

Directed by

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Olivier Nakache
Éric Toledano

Written by

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Éric Toledano ... (scenario) (dialogue) &
Olivier Nakache ... (scenario) (dialogue)
 
Delphine Coulin ... (collaboration) &
Muriel Coulin ... (collaboration)
 
Delphine Coulin ... (novel "Samba pour la France")

Produced by

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Nicolas Duval Adassovsky ... producer
Laurent Zeitoun ... producer
Yann Zenou ... producer
Omar Sy ... co-producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Ludovico Einaudi

Cinematography by

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Stéphane Fontaine

Film Editing by

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Dorian Rigal-Ansous ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Antoine Battistelli ... assistant editor
Maeva Drouin ... assistant colorist
Anne-Sophie Queneuille ... assistant colorist / colorist: dailies
Loanne Trevisan ... trainee assistant editor

Casting By

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Gigi Akoka
Marie-France Michel

Production Design by

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Nicolas de Boiscuillé

Art Direction by

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Cédric Henry

Set Decoration by

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Tibor Dora

Costume Design by

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Isabelle Pannetier

Makeup Department

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Margo Blache ... hair stylist
Véronique Boumaza ... makeup artist (additional)
Avril Carpentier ... makeup artist
Marie-christine Carpentier ... makeup artist
Catherine Ichou ... makeup artist
Lola Maillard ... additional makeup artist
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen ... key makeup artist
Emmanuel Pitois ... key special makeup artist / key special makeup effects and prosthetics
Gérald Portenart ... key hair stylist
Alice Robert ... additional makeup artist
Linda Schwach ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Ana Antunes ... post-production supervisor
Aurélien Auge ... assistant unit manager
Harold Benhaim ... assistant unit manager
Aurélien Brie ... assistant unit manager
Matthieu Dessagne ... set manager
Abraham Goldblat ... post-production supervisor
Benjamin Journet ... assistant unit manager
Karine Lagny ... assistant production manager
Vincent Piant ... unit production manager
Manuel Recolin ... assistant unit manager
Laurent Sivot ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Antoine Boulay ... crowd assistant director
César Chabrol ... second assistant director
Julie Duhayot ... second assistant director
Nicolas Rebeschini ... third assistant director
Hervé Ruet ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Mickael Amsellem ... property buyer
Suzanne Arhex ... painter
Ariane Audouard ... set dresser
François Borgeaud ... property master
Julia Echevarria y Figueroa ... assistant property master
Loïc Fontimpe ... storyboard artist
Lionel Guy ... key painter (as Guy Lionel)
Gaël Langlais ... swing gang
Joël Molines ... carpenter
Frédéric Pesquer ... tapestry
Julie Plumelle ... assistant art director
Nicolas Romand ... swing gang
Michel Schmitt ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Pascal Armant ... sound recordist
Charlie Cabocel ... second boom operator
Pascal Chauvin ... foley artist
Guillaume Couturier ... sound mastering engineer
Gurwal Coïc-Gallas ... dialogue editor
Jean Goudier ... supervising sound editor
Fabrice Grizard ... boom operator
Jean-Paul Hurier ... re-recording mixer
Fred Mays ... post-synchronisation
Jan Meyerdierks ... dubbing recordist
Johann Nallet ... ADR mixer / foley mixer / re-recording mixer
Jean-François Schenegg ... additional boom operator
Franck Tassel ... foley artist

Special Effects by

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Bruno Lefebvre ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Julien Arnal ... digital compositor
Jerome Auliac ... digital compositor
Laurent Brett ... title designer
Marc-Thomas Cavé ... cg artist
Min-Hui Chang ... digital compositor
Anthony Charbonnier ... digital compositor
David Danesi ... visual effects producer
Benoit De Longlee ... cgi supervisor
Michel Denis ... visual effects producer
Tom Doumaux ... data manager / data wrangler / visual effects coordinator
Thomas Duval ... visual effects supervisor
Delphine Garrelis ... digital compositor (as Toullet Delphine)
Thibaut Granier ... visual effects artist
Yohann Hays ... digital compositor
Hadrien Huvelle ... devops
Nicolas Lacroix ... visual effects producer
Stephane Lesmond ... visual effects video assist
Romain Moussel ... data wrangler
Sebastien Rame ... lead compositor
Fabien Roumazeilles ... visual effects artist
Alexis Vieil ... visual effects producer

Stunts

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Eddy Benguedih ... stunt performer
Marc Bizet ... stunt performer
Patrice Cossonneau ... stunt performer (as Patrick Cossonneau)
Serge Crozon-Cazin ... stunt double: Samba (as Serge Crozon)
Jérôme Gaspard ... stunt performer
Philippe Guégan ... stunt coordinator
Vladimir Houbart ... scooter stunt
Ibrahima Keita ... stunt double: Jonas
Sébastien Labie ... stunt performer
Christophe Marsaud ... stunt performer
Thierry Saelens ... stunt performer
Frédéric Vallet ... assistant stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Adèle Belliot ... electrician
Eric Blanckaert ... camera operator: "b" camera
Stéphane Boissier ... additional second assistant camera
Xavier Cholet ... gaffer
Stéphane Chollet ... steadicam operator (as Stéphane Cholet)
Hugo Delahoutre ... additional electrician
Anastasia Durand-Launay ... additional video assist
Jan Gagnaire ... grip
Carole Gargam ... second assistant camera: additional
Antonin Gendre ... key grip
David Koskas ... still photographer
Mathieu Le Bothlan ... first assistant camera
Thibault Marsan-Bacheré ... additional steadicam operator
Sébastien Plessis ... electrician
Luc Reyrolle ... electrician
Antoine Roux ... rigging electrician
Julien Teissier ... assistant camera

Casting Department

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Mohamed Belhamar ... extras casting
Lola Berteloot ... extras casting assistant
Aurore Broutin ... casting associate
Mathilda Gesson ... extras casting assistant
Hervé Jakubowicz ... casting associate
Florence Loubeau ... extras casting
Marie-France Michel ... extras casting
Pauline Pécheux ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elsa Bourdin ... costumer
Claire Rose Daguerre ... additional wardrobe
Ariane Daurat ... costumer
Olivia Lahougue ... wardrobe
Morgane Lambert ... additional wardrobe
Julie Marteau ... costumer
Marie Planel ... wardrobe assistant
Paulette Ribot ... costumer
Caroline Spieth ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Fanny Franssen ... location scout
Florence Gatineau-Saillant ... location scout
Fabienne Guicheneuy ... location scout
Marianne Knecht ... location assistant
Benjamin Vasseur ... location scout

Music Department

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Alexandra Arnold ... music supervisor
Quentin Boniface ... head of music department
Denis Caribaux ... music recording engineer: score
Amotz Plessner ... composer: additional music
Ludovick Tartavel ... second engineer
Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen ... orchestrator

Other crew

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Dina Arbib ... production admin
Quentin Becker ... press attaché
Carles Berot ... trailer and versions producer: advertising and promotions
Eliott Brunet ... business affairs
Claire Chevalier ... digital marketing
Carole Dourlent ... press attaché
Dany Héricourt ... acting coach
Waléra Kanischtscheff ... voice actor: Le Russe
Helene Karson ... assistant to producers
Jérôme Lament ... digital marketing
Florian Lapôtre ... digital marketing
Christelle Meaux ... script supervisor
Myriam Rak ... consultant: legal clearance
Victor Simonnet ... cto

Thanks

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Yvan Attal ... thanks
Nicolas Seydoux ... thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Sometimes those with nothing have the most to lose. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Heute bin ich Samba (Germany)
  • Самба (Ukraine)
  • Hayatimin Sansi (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Самба (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Swiss censorship certificate # 1010.59. See more »
Movie Connections References Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Time Lapse See more »
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 »
Quotes Alice: Ni le début d'abus.
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