SAMBA (15)

Date Time
Weds 24th June 7.45pm
Thurs 25th June 7.45pm

Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano | France | 2014 | 118 mins | French w/Eng Subtitles

Cast | Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim

From the team behind Untouchable, Olivier Nakache’s Samba again stars Omar Sy, this time as a Senegalese kitchen worker detained and ordered to leave France, despite having made it his home for a decade. When immigration advocate Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg) takes on his case, both are pushed to breaking point; he’s frustrated with the system and she’s nearly burnt out by it. But gradually she finds herself drawn to, and inspired by the stoical Samba. It’s difficult subject matter, but delivered with a light, engaging and often comedic tough; with thoughtful performances from Sy and Gainsbourg adding to its touching power.

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