SYNOPSIS

Amadou, a strong and charismatic African man, is washed up on a beach in southern Europe. Fate leads him to Brussels where, full of optimism, he tries to make a better life for himself. Exploited by traffickers, his daily life is slowly drained of hope, until he meets Agnès, a beautiful and brilliant businesswoman.
She is seduced by his charm and force of character, while he projects all his hope and dreams
onto her. The illusion quickly shatters, and Agnès breaks all contact with Amadou, who little by little sinks into destructive violence, struggling with his inner demons.

AWARDS

Best New Director - Grand Jury Prize - Seattle Film Festival
Best Actor - Ghent Film Festival
Best Music - Georges Delerue Award - Ghent Film Festival
Best Sound Design - Ghent Film Festival
Best Director - Reflet d’Or - 17th Geneva International Film Festival
Best Flemish Film Talent of the Year - Jo Röpcke Award - Knack Focus

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Venice Int'l Film Festival (Orrizonti)
Toronto Int'l Film Festival
San Sebastian Int'l Film Festival
Ghent Int'l Film Festival
AFI Int'l Film Festival
Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival
Antlanta Int'l Film Festival
Seattle Int'l Film Festival
Edinburgh Int'l Film Festival
Premier Plan Angers Int'l Film Festival
Rotterdam Int'l Film Festival
Gothenburg Int'l Film Festival
Hamburg Int'l Film Festival
CPH PIX Int'l Film Festival

CREDITS & CAST

AMADOU issaka saWadogo
AGNÈS steFania rocca
JEAN-PIERRE serge riaboukine
OMAR dieudonné kabongo
CHRIS tibo Vandenborre
NATURIST WOMAN hannelore knuts

DIRECTED BY Nicolas Provost
WRITTEN BY Nicolas Provost, Giordano Gederlini, François Pirot
PRODUCED BY Versus Production, Prime Time, Hepp Film
DOP Franck Van Den Eeden
EDITOR Nico Leunen
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Sacha and Evgueni Galperine
SOUND MIXER Paul Maernoudt
SOUND DESIGNER Senjan Jansen
RE-RECORDING MIXER Luc Thomas
ART DIRECTOR Françoise Joset
COSTUMES DESIGNER Nathalie Leborgne
MAKE-UP ARTIST Michelle Van Brussel
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR David Oeyen
CONTINUITY Héloïse Moreau
CASTING Michael Bier, Kadija Leclere, Nicolas Ronchi

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