A young cobra and his scorpion best friend go on a journey across the Sahara desert to save a new-found love.


Pierre Coré


Pierre Coré (original idea), Stéphane Kazandjian (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Omar Sy ... Ajar (voice)
Louane Emera ... Eva (voice)
Franck Gastambide ... Pitt (voice)
Vincent Lacoste ... Gary (voice)
Ramzy Bedia ... Chef Chef (voice)
Clovis Cornillac ... Ver Luisant (voice)
Jean Dujardin ... Georges (voice)
Grand Corps Malade ... Omar (voice)
Reem Kherici ... Alexandrie (voice)
Jonathan Lambert ... Michael (voice)
Sabrina Ouazani ... Alexandra (voice)
Marie-Claude Pietragalla Marie-Claude Pietragalla ... Pietra (voice)
Mathilde Seigner ... Rita (voice)
Michaël Youn ... Poisson des Sables (voice)
Roschdy Zem ... Saladin (voice)


Two clans of snakes cohabit in the desert. Beautiful green serpents that live under the shelter of an oasis, protected and venerated by men and venomous snakes that survive in the sand, dust and heat, hunted and killed by the Tuaregs. Here is the story of Ajar, a young venomous serpent, laughed at by his peers because he still has not done his first molt and that of Eva, rebellious princess of the oasis who wants to escape an arranged marriage. These two will meet and fall in love. Alas, Eva will be kidnapped by the Tuaregs and Ajar, accompanied by his best friend, Pitt the Scorpion, will have to cross the ruthless Sahara to save Eva from the terrible fate awaiting her.

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Did You Know?


Coincidentally, or perhaps not, Clive Cussler's character Dirk Pitt, whose surname is shared with Ajar's scorpion sidekick, starred in a book, and later movie, called Sahara. See more »


Glowworms don't exist in the Sahara. See more »


Ajar: Pardon me, sir, you wouldn't have come across a camelcade, by any chance?
[Long pause, then the sandfish swallows the small branch he was carrying in his mouth]
Sandfish: You mean a camelcade heading toward Souksoukville with men, one of whom traveled with two hampers, from which a green snake was dangling, attempting to escape?
Ajar: Yes! Yes, that's it!
Sandfish: Hmm... Nah, doesn't ring a bell.
Ajar: What? How is that possible? Which way is Soukso- whatever its name is?
[the sandfish grumbles]
Ajar: I'm sorry. You were mentioning a ...
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1 May 2018 | by benjaminweberSee all my reviews

The animation here is decent and the voice acting is mainly good.


This is a film about a watermelon-eating cobra teaming up with a substance-abusing green snake to rescue another green snake from a racist caricature. There is a lot that this film gets wrong factually. Some can be attributed to artistic license, but a lot is just laziness. There are also some extremely questionable artistic decisions, such as the aforementioned stoner snake in a children's film, which leads to scenes in which he gets high, and snorts sand in the desert like cocaine. While most of the character design is good, there are a couple of notable exceptions where the character looks disgusting, or where they have clearly copied a character from elsewhere. The plot is okay, but a lot of it feels recycled from previous films, including some extremely cliched set-pieces.

In general, this is not the worst animated film ever. That does not make it good. I'd say put it on for a child then leave the room, but that would teach them that quality does not matter in children's films. Also, the drugs-based humour probably needs a responsible adult to put into context for them. Instead, put on a good film for your child, like Shrek or Chicken Run.

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1 February 2017 (France) See more »

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