• 2014
  • France
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Olivier Nakache/Eric Toledano
  • Cast: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim

Samba (Sy) is a Senegalese immigrant to France threatened with deportation; Alice (Gainsbourg, clearly relishing being cast against type) is the caseworker assigned to him. The irresistible leads have great chemistry, and the supporting cast is also excellent. A crowdpleasing but genuinely compelling character drama.

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27 Apr 20154 stars

Heartwarming immigration drama with Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg

French writing-directing team Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano follow up their 2011 crowd-pleaser Untouchable with the equally charming Samba, which again blends social issues with a heartwarming relationship narrative. Whereas Untouchable focused on…

Samba Official International Trailer 1 (2015)

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