THE PIROGUE

By Moussa TOURÉ

MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL (MFI) - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2012


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Festival de Cannes 2012
Un Certain Regard
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SENEGAL, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, WOLOF
    • Duration
    • 97 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Moussa TOURÉ
    • Writer(s)
    • David BOUCHET, Eric NÉVÉ
    • Producer(s)
    • Adrien MAIGNE, Eric NÉVÉ, Oumar SY
    • Synopsis
    • Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue. Like many of his Senegalese compatriots, he sometimes dreams of new horizons, where he can earn a better living for his family. When he is offered to lead one of the many pirogues that head towards Europe via the Canary Island, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing full-well the dangers that lie ahead. Leading a group of 30 men who don't all speak the same language, some of whom have never seen the sea, Baye Laye will confront many perils in order to reach the distant coasts of Europe.
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