• Director

    Matteo Garrone

  • With

    Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall, Khady Sy

  • Italy-Belgium-France 2023. 121min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


  • English subtitles

Senegalese youngsters Seydou and Moussa, keen to pursue a music career, leave Dakar for Europe. Their journey takes them across a vast expanse of desert, where they encounter vicious bandits and brutal authorities, then face the perils of a dangerous Mediterranean crossing. Garrone’s powerful drama was thoroughly researched, using first-hand accounts of the journey to map out the youngsters’ plight. The heart of the film is Seydou Sarr’s extraordinary performance, aided in no small part by breathtaking cinematography, moments of magical realism and a compassion that gives voice to the voiceless.

Content warning: Contains scenes of torture.

In association with African Odysseys.