SAMBA is an upcoming French comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, starring Omar Sy. It is the second collaboration between Nakache, Toledano and Sy after 2012’s The Intouchables (French: Les Intouchables). Set to premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, the film also stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim, and Izïa Higelin.
Samba Cissé (Sy) is a migrant to France from Mali. Washing dishes in the back kitchen of a fancy hotel is hardly his European dream, but it gets worse when a bureaucratic slip-up lands him in detention. There he meets Alice (Gainsbourg), an immigration worker new to the job and unused to the hard realities of life on France’s bottom rung. When Samba is released but slapped with an order to leave France, Alice begins to let her professional role bleed into her personal life.
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