Pioner Cinema » Atlantics (Atlantique)
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  • Drama
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  • 2019
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  • 104 min.
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  • France, Senegal, Belgium
  • director: Mati Diop
  • cast: Abdou Balde, Aminata Kane, Ibrahima Mbaye, Amadou Mbow, Mame Bineta Sane
  • language: French with Russian subtitles
  • restrictions: 16+

The film won the Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

In the suburbs of Dakar, a skyscraper is being built on the Atlantic coast. The workers haven’t been paid for a long time, and one night, they decide to leave behind their miserable life and set off for Spain on a boat. One of them, Souleiman, is beloved by Ada, even though she has already been promised to a wealthy groom. At night, the boat crashes, and everyone onboard perishes. The grief-stricken Ada agrees to marry. But after a short time, she begins to feel Souleiman’s presence: he and his drowned comrades have returned to claim what’s theirs.


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