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by Mati Diop


Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleimane, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleimane and his co-workers disappear at sea. Soon after, they come back to haunt their old neighbourhood by taking possession of the girlfriends they left behind. Some of the workers have come claiming revenge and threaten to burn the tower down if the developer does not pay their wages. But Souleiman has come back for Ada, so they can be together one last time.

international title: Atlantics
original title: Atlantique
working title: La prochaine fois le feu
country: France, Senegal, Belgium
sales agent: mk2 films
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Mati Diop
film run: 105'
release date: CH 25/09/2019, FR 2/10/2019, BE 13/11/2019
screenplay: Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel
cast: Mama Bineta Sane, Amadou Am, Ibrahima Traore
cinematography by: Claire Mathon
music: Fátima Al Qadiri
producer: Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin
production: Les Films du Bal, ARTE France Cinéma, Frakas Productions, Cinekap (SN)
backing: Canal+ (FR), TV5 Monde (FR), Ciné+ (FR), CNC (FR), FOPICA (SN), Fonds Image de la Francophonie (FR), Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), Eurimages
distributor: Trigon Film, Ad Vitam, Cinéart, Netflix

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