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by Ada Loueilh


Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, April 2011. Jacques and Safi arrive from Abidjan, from where they've been repatriated in an emergency. He's as tough as nails, after too much time in the African sun and enjoying an expatriate lifestyle while running a hotel. Safi, his fourteen-year-old daughter, is used to living with her mother and doesn't know what to think about her loud-mouthed and useless father who has suddenly taken her away with him. Moved to a hostel in Nice, they learn to get to know each other, to be able to look each in the eye, perhaps to love each other. But there's also Gloria, Safi's mother, left behind in the upheaval of Abidjan, and impossible to contact...

international title: So long Africa
original title: Papa Lumière
country: France
sales agent: Le Pacte
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Ada Loueilh
film run: 84'
release date: FR 29/07/2015
screenplay: Ada Loueilh
cast: Niels Arestrup, Julia Coma, Natacha Lindinger, Bruno Todeschini
cinematography by: Laurent Brunet
film editing: Julia Gregory
producer: François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne
production: Les Films du Kiosque, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: Le Pacte

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