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A young boy from a rural Senegalese village goes to the capital Dakar to see his idol, French actor Seydou Tall.

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Philippe Godeau

Writers:

Philippe Godeau (screenplay), Agnès de Sacy (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Omar Sy ... Seydou Tall
Lionel Louis Basse Lionel Louis Basse ... Yao
Fatoumata Diawara ... Gloria
Germaine Acogny Germaine Acogny ... Tanam
Alibeta Alibeta ... Taximan
Gwendolyn Gourvenec ... Laurence Tall
Abdoulaye Diop Abdoulaye Diop ... Ibra
Ismaël Charles Amine Saleh Ismaël Charles Amine Saleh ... Demba
Mame Fatou Ndoye Mame Fatou Ndoye ... Oumy
Aristote Laios Aristote Laios ... Nathan
Aboubacar Dramé Aboubacar Dramé ... Le père de Yao
Amadou Diop Amadou Diop ... Rabatteur bus Kanel
Dior Diouf Dior Diouf ... La petite soeur de Yao
Christophe Bigot Christophe Bigot ... Ambassadeur de France
Fatimata Kane Fatimata Kane ... Gendarme barrage
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From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the latter goes to his country of origin for the first time. To fulfill his dream, the young Yao organizes his fugue and brave 387 kilometers alone to the capital. Touched by this child, the actor decides to flee his obligations and to accompany him home. But on the dusty and uncertain roads of Senegal, Seydou understands that while rolling towards the village of the child, it also rolls towards its roots. Written by Pathé

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A cultural trip
16 June 2020 | by faer_krSee all my reviews

A dramatic French adventure film. It's about an African boy who likes to read and meet the author of one of his favorite books. Talk about cultural exchange, about ourselves and finding ourselves. The interesting thing about the film is seeing how reading moves us and how fascinating it would be if all children had this habit, whatever their socioeconomic level. With emotional and other sarcastic moments. A film that gathers the best of cultures and traditions. Quality. Safety pin


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Country:

France | Senegal

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 January 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Il viaggio di Yao See more »

Filming Locations:

Senegal

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