DVD - 2015 | French
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Samba migrated to France ten years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives - Samba's willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice tries to get her life back on track, until fate draws them together.
Audience: OFRB rating: 14A.
Publisher: Montréal : Films Séville, 2015.
Branch Call Number: French DVD FIC Samba
Characteristics: 1 disque vidéo (118 min.) : numérique, sonore, couleur ; 12 cm
Language Note: Piste sonore en français avec sous-titres en anglais.


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WVMLlibrarianCathy Aug 02, 2018

An uplifting French movie with engaging dialogue and interesting characters. The core of the movie is about migration, immigration, friendship, love, and understanding. If you like this movie, you will also enjoy The Intouchables (they share an actor and directors.)

Apr 10, 2017

Pleasant French movie that could have been much more. Topic is very relevant here, which is illegal immigration in France. Omar Sy was great.

Jan 09, 2017

Captured my heart and mind from start to finish. This is a movie not to miss. Be sure to read the other KCLS patron reviews. They also loved the movie and have interesting insights about "Samba".

Jan 03, 2017

Real cool. French movie about what it is to be an illegal immigrant in France. And the people who try to help them. And romance. The acting is superb, Charlotte Gainsbourg in particular. Solid and real without being dark and difficult. Loved it.

Jul 21, 2016

A love story like only the French could do. This was a great movie, I will definitely have to check this out again - mind you, this is coming from one who doesn't usually go for love stories.. Omar Sy was the reason I checked this out, wonderful acting by all characters - this really gives you a feel for life in France as an immigrant, with focus on African immigration to France. The "Brazilian" was one of my favorite characters. This movie has love, lust, friendship, betrayal, redemption, remorse, action... Something for everyone with any attention span at all!

May 11, 2016

A very good, heart-warming movie! It portrays well the saga of the illegal immigrants! Realistic! Wonderful acting! The characters are very interesting and well-portrayed! A good drama with some humour! I recommend it!

Mar 27, 2016

A great exploration of immigrants from Africa (North and Sub-Sahara) trying to make a living in Paris while they evade the immigration authority. Charlotte Gainsbourg plays a charity worker trying to help immigrants and Ormar Sy and Tahar Rahim portray two of the immigrants. These three combine to make a wonderful film. Maybe if Europe had made more films like this and had done something about the immigration problems, we wouldn’t be seeing so much turmoil. Maybe not, but at least the makers of this film are trying.

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