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Une saison en France (2017)

An African high school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman who offers a roof for him and his family.


Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eriq Ebouaney ... Abbas Mahadjir
Sandrine Bonnaire ... Carole Blaszak
Aalayna Lys Aalayna Lys ... Asma Mahadjir
Ibrahim Burama Darboe Ibrahim Burama Darboe ... Yacine Mahadjir
Bibi Tanga Bibi Tanga ... Etienne Bamingui
Léonie Simaga Léonie Simaga ... Martine
Régine Conas Régine Conas ... Régine
Khampha Thammavongsa Khampha Thammavongsa ... Thamma
Stéphane Malassenet Stéphane Malassenet ... Policier 1
Nathan Dellemme Nathan Dellemme ... Policier 2
Marius Yelolo Marius Yelolo ... Homme au cimetière
Heling Li Heling Li ... La femme qui chante
Franck Okouo Franck Okouo ... Vendeur maïs
Tom Haroun Tom Haroun ... Le garçon footballeur
Gilles Louzon Gilles Louzon ... Vigile CNDA 1


An African high school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman who offers a roof for him and his family.

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19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Aren't we all migrants?
11 September 2017 | by laurent-milotSee all my reviews

I recently saw at the TIFF the world premiere of "une saison en France", most recent opus from Mahamat Saleh Haroun staring Sandrine Bonnaire and Ériq Ebouaney as main characters. It is a must-see movie, but not in a "what an entertaining/technical/star-filled movie" sense, in a "this movie is essential and should be shown at school" sense. This is one of those very rare movies presenting the point of view of the nameless and faceless, those whom you cross everyday, likely judge without knowing a single thing about, their past and current struggles, the horror they faced and face, not just at the hands of armed men, but also because of heartless and soulless systems, focused more on order than people. It's a truly humanist movie, a moving movie. It leaves you changed, likely a somewhat better person, not a small accomplishment, especially in our world where we are so centred on our own personal failures and successes. So please go see and make some noise about this movie, one of the best examples of Cinema meeting Social Commentary.

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