NIne years ago, Amin came from Senegal to work in France, leaving his wife Aisha and their three children behind. In France, there is nothing but work for him, no friends but the people he lives with at his workers' home.


Philippe Faucon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Moustapha Mbengue Moustapha Mbengue ... Amin Sow
Emmanuelle Devos ... Gabrielle
Mareme N'Diaye Mareme N'Diaye ... Aïcha (as Marème N'Diaye)
Noureddine Benallouche Noureddine Benallouche ... Abdelaziz
Moustapha Naham Moustapha Naham ... Ousmane
Jalal Quarriwa Jalal Quarriwa ... Sabri
Laurent Lecêtre Laurent Lecêtre ... Comptable chantier
Katy Ndiaye Katy Ndiaye ... Vendeuse échoppe
Emilie Gavois-Kahn Emilie Gavois-Kahn ... Directrice foyer
Moustapha Sow Moustapha Sow ... Résident foyer médicaments
Ouidad Elma Ouidad Elma ... Selima
Christine Dir Christine Dir ... Brigitte
Loubna Abidar ... La première serveuse
Jihade Sikouk Jihade Sikouk ... La seconde serveuse
Christopher Gendreau Christopher Gendreau ... Homme en colère maison en construction


Amin has come from Senegal to work in France, leaving behind his wife Aisha, and their three children. He leads a solitary life in France, where the only space he occupies is his home and the building sites on which he works. Most of his earnings are sent to Senegal. One day, he meets a woman, Gabrielle, a chic, middle-aged white nurse whose house Amin is hired to help renovate and a relationship is born. Written by Letter B.

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10 October 2018 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

A very good script for this movie made by a French film director, a kind of French Len Loach, a social issues specialist, and especially immigration matters; Watch out for his other films. Daring subjects. Immigrants living in France, that's the red string of his films. A true realistic, poignant film indeed. I guess only a few professional actors were hired for this feature. That's its strength. It tell the tale of a born African immigrant who works in France in order to send money to his folks in Senegal. And he meets a French white female, divorced and mother of a teen daughter. You can guess all the problems both will have to deal with.

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French | Wolof

Release Date:

3 October 2018 (France) See more »

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Амин See more »

Filming Locations:

Lyon, France See more »


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EUR3,700,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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