91min - DCP - 1.85 - Color - Drama

Original language: French, English, Arabic




Justin Wang

Endurance Newton


Director: Boris Lojkine

Script: Boris Lojkine

Image: Elin Kirschfink

Editing: Gilles Volta

Producer: Bruno Nahon (Zadig Films)



Festivals & Awards


Cannes Film Festival - Critics' Week (2014)

Winner of the SACD Award


Filmfest Hamburg (2014)

Film Critic Award


Detour Film Festival Italy

Best Film


Tubingen French Film Festival (2014)

Best Film and Best Actress




Melbourne Film Festival

Festival International du Film Black de Montréal – Opening Film

10th Zurich Film Festival

Filmfest Hamburg

19th Busan International Film Festival

Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur –Competition First Films

Detour Festival del Cinema di Viaggio, Italy – Opening Film

Morelia International Film Festival

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Tübingen Stuttgart Festival International du Film Francophone



a film by :Boris Lojkine

Deep in the Sahara desert, as they try to get to Europe, Leonard, a young man from Cameroon, rescues Hope, a Nigerian woman. In a fiercely hostile world where safety requires staying with one's own people, these two try to find their way together, and to love each other.

French Synopsis :

Alors qu'il traverse le Sahara pour remonter vers l'Europe, Léonard, un jeune Camerounais, vient en aide à Hope, une Nigériane. Dans un monde hostile où chacun doit rester avec les siens, ils vont tenter d'avancer ensemble, et de s'aimer.


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