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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, they'll have to run for their lives. Their pasts, however, are never far behind, bringing them to a perilous climax.

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Cyril Guei
as Moussa
Marius Yelolo
as The Uncle
Hadje Fatime N'Goua
as La Mère (as Hadjé Fatimé N'Goua)
Abakar M'Bairo
as Homme de main Moussa
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

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

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

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

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

    May 23, 2013 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

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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.

    May 23, 2013 | Full Review…
  • This is a minor work set alongside something like Our Father, but the director's compassion shines out, and so does the charisma of Souleymane Deme.

    May 22, 2013 | Full Review…

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