The Pirogue (Trailer)
A moving tale of men in a desperate search for a better life, who leave Senegal for Europe via fishing boat.
A pirogue is a fishing boat commonly used for fishing, and is not safe to hold many people, or travel far. This film follows the journey of 30 men on a pirogue, and their young leader, in charge for the first time. Risking death on the boat and deportation or imprisonment upon arrival, these men believe they are off to a better life in Europe. Moussa Toure's third film was nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award at the Cannes Film Festival this year. An honor only the Palm D'Or can best.
July 5, 2012, 6:44 a.m.
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Director: Moussa Touré
Writer: Abasse Ndione (Novel), Éric Névé and David Bouchet (Screenplay)
Country: Senegal/ France/ Germany
Cast: Bassirou Diakhate, Moctar Diop
Producer: Éric Névé (Executive Producer), Adrien Magne, Angeline Massoni, Alexandra Swenden
Editor: Josie Milievic
Official site: The Pirogue on IMDb