Grigris (2014)

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Despite a bum leg, 25-year-old Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer, making some extra cash putting his killer moves to good use on the dance floor of his local club every weekend. His dreams are tested when his step-father falls critically ill and he's forced to risk his future by smuggling oil to pay the hospital bills. When he befriends Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute, the two will try to start a new life together. But as bad decisions begin to catch up with them, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Jacques Akchoti
On DVD: Aug 19, 2014
Runtime:
Les Films du Losange

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as Moussa

as The Uncle

as La Mère (as Hadjé Fa...

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Distills a vast swath of history and experience in the travails of one striving man.

Full Review… | May 5, 2014
New Yorker
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[An] uplifting underdog story, complete with dance numbers and a sweet romantic subplot.

Full Review… | October 11, 2013
Chicago Reader
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The movie loses its way with too much plot (including an unconvincing love story), weak dialogue, amateurish acting, and a frustratingly recessive main character.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
The Atlantic
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This elegant, geographically vivid pic is considerably leaner than its melodramatic premise might suggest.

Full Review… | May 23, 2013
Variety
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Haroun previously won the Jury Prize in Cannes for his 2010 drama A Screaming Man, and this low-key crime story unfolds with the same kind of thoughtful, resigned fatalism.

Full Review… | May 23, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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In a crowd-pleasing way plays out as an uplifting story of an underdog overcoming his rotten fate.

Full Review… | July 30, 2014
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