About

Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does A...

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Directed by

Mati Diop

Written by

Mati Diop (Screenplay)
Olivier Demangel (Screenplay)

Runtime

104 minutes

Country

France, Senegal, Belgium

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

supernatural loss of loved one emigration forced marriage construction worker senegal dakar

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Lists

#12 on The 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2019 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?