2019104 minNC-17,

In Dakar, unpaid workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower decide to leave for greener pastures. Among them is Souleiman, who is Ada's lover, even though she is promised to another.

Cast & Crew

Details of Movie

Country Senegal Belgium France
Original Language Wolof French English Arabic
Budget -
Revenue $369,947
Production Company Ad Vitam Production Arte France Cinéma Canal Plus Canal+ International Cinekap Ciné Plus Frakas Productions Les Films du Bal MK2 TV5 Monde
Distribution Ad Vitam Distribution (2019) (France) (theatrical) Netflix (2019) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled) Cinéart (2020) (Netherlands) (theatrical) Netflix (2019) (Argentina) (video) (VOD) Netflix (2019) (Brazil) (video) (VOD) Netflix (2019) (Singapore) (video) (VOD) The Criterion Collection (2020) (USA) (video) Trigon-film (2019) (Switzerland) (all media)
Camera Used Panasonic Varicam 35 Red Weapon Zeiss Ultra Speed and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Nominations 2019 Palme d'Or 2019 Cannes Best Actress Award 2019 Cannes Best Actor Award 2020 César Award for Most Promising Actress 2019 Cannes Jury Prize 2020 César Award for Best First Feature Film 2019 Cannes Best Director Award 2020 Cesar Award for Best Original Score 2019 Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay 2019 European Film Discovery Award - Prix Fipresci 2020 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture 2020 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – First-Time Feature Film 2020 Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2020 Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture - International
Awards 2019 Cannes Grand Prix 2019 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography 2019 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Film 2019 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography

Fun Facts of Movie

This is Mati Diop’s directional debut

Diop made history when the film premiered at Cannes, becoming the first black woman to direct a film featured In Competition at the festival

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