Film

Samba

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Friday 1 May 2015 at 15.05

At Cornerhouse

Directed by Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache

A recent migrant to France, Samba (Omar Sy) fights to stay in his adopted country with the help of a rookie immigration worker Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg), in this winning drama from the directors of the breakout hit Untouchable, one of France’s biggest breakout hits. Marking a shift from the broad integration comedy of their previous film, directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache craft a nuanced story, inflecting the drama of Samba’s predicament with humour that emerges naturally from his growing friendship with Alice, and with a fellow migrant played by the always-engaging Tahar Rahim (A Prophet).

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