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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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Seydou Tall
Lionel Louis Basse ...
Yao
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Gloria
Germaine Acogny ...
Tanam
Alibeta ...
Taximan
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Laurence Tall
Abdoulaye Diop ...
Ibra
Ismaël Charles Amine Saleh ...
Demba
Mame Fatou Ndoye ...
Oumy
Aristote Laios ...
Nathan
Aboubacar Dramé ...
Le père de Yao
Amadou Diop ...
Rabatteur bus Kanel
Dior Diouf ...
La petite soeur de Yao
Christophe Bigot ...
Ambassadeur de France
Fatimata Kane ...
Gendarme barrage
Bella Sene ...
Femme cour Yao
Maxime d'Aboville ...
Attaché culturel
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Délégué général (as Ibrahima 'Sope' Mbaye)
Youssouf Ly ...
Jeune vendeur Peugeot
El Hadj Moustapha Gueye ...
Vendeur chemise wax
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Cousin Seydou
Maguette Seck ...
Apprenti chauffeur
Léontine Manga ...
Femme en boubou
Mada Ndiaye ...
Femme salon du livre
Gnane Kasse ...
Vieil homme Kanel
El Hadj Ba Cissoko ...
Musicien du train
Samuela Tine ...
Maîtresse d'école
Daniel Marchaudon ...
Le touriste
Jean-Paul d'Almeida ...
Serveur hôtel
Mamadou Moustapha Samb ...
Cousin Taximan
Babacar Fall ...
Enfant classe
Cheikh Mall ...
Homme carriole
Bineta Ndiaye ...
Vieille tante Yao
Magicien Gabko ...
Clown anniversaire
Mamadou Gary ...
Chauffeur Paris (as Mamadou Gari)
Fatou Gueye ...
La mère de Yao

Directed by

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Philippe Godeau

Written by

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Philippe Godeau ... (screenplay)
 
Agnès de Sacy ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Jean-Yves Asselin ... executive producer
Nathalie Gastaldo ... co-producer (as Nathalie Gastaldo Godeau)
Camille Gentet ... associate producer
Philippe Godeau ... producer
Maryvonne Le Meur ... associate producer
Omar Sy ... producer

Music by

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Matthieu Chedid

Cinematography by

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Jean-Marc Fabre

Film Editing by

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Hervé de Luze

Editorial Department

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Arnaud Caréo ... technical director: Le Labo Paris
Lionel Cassan ... assistant editor
Alexandre Donot ... assistant editor
Matthieu Monteux ... dcp mastering
Fabien Napoli ... colorist: Le Labo Paris
Le Labo Paris ... laboratory
Emma Petroni ... assistant editor
Antoine Yar ... colorist assist

Casting By

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Constance Demontoy

Makeup Department

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Ramatoulaye Diagne ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Anne-Sophie Henry-Cavillon ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mamadou Diallo ... second assistant director
Demba Dieye ... first assistant director
Iman Djionne ... second assistant director
Tatum Drouilhat ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Octavio Tapia ... property master

Sound Department

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Audrey Abiven ... adr coordinator
Jean-Luc Audy ... sound
Jean-Paul Hurier ... re-recording mixer
Olivier Laurent ... dialogue editor
Alioune Mbow ... sound
Charles Michaud ... sound mastering engineer
Loïc Prian ... sound editor
Sébastien Ricard ... adr detection
Catherine Taïeb ... adr supervisor

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Alain Carsoux ... visual effects director
Loïc Mattern ... visual effects artist
François Pellae ... credits designer
Benjamin Pelletreau ... digital compositor
Téo Saintier ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Papa Arona Camara ... key grip
Brice Barbier ... digital imaging technician
Guy-Auguste Boléat ... key grip
Lamine Camara ... electrician
Mamoudou Camara ... grip
Laurent Hincelin ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Olivier Merckx ... camera operator: "b" camera / steadicam operator
Julien Pamart ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Luis Peralta ... gaffer
Charles Thomas ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Nouma Bordj ... casting
Lucie Llopis ... casting assistant

Location Management

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Yannick Panarotto ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Rémi Barbot ... music mixer
Pierre-Marie Dru ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Élodie Van Beuren ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Gordana Fleutot ... production accountant
Marie Kerhoas ... production coordinator

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Racine (France)
  • Jornada da Vida (Brazil)
  • Yao utazása (Hungary)
  • Il viaggio di Yao (Italy)
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  • 103 min
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