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The River

The River

A Feature film by Mama Keita

Production year : 2002

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Alfa, a young man of mixed-race origins, takes revenge and kills a drug trafficker with whom he was doing business. The trafficker had been behind the murder of Alfa’s best friend, Abder. In a state of panic, Alfa flees and takes refuge in Senegal, where some family members live although he has never met them. His encounter with Africa is a complete and brutal shock. Marie, his cousin, falls in love with him and offers to accompany him to Guinea where he wants to search for a river…


This film was awarded the Press Prize during the 2003 Paris Film Festival.

Full credits (7)

Screenwriter :

David Achkar

Sound recordists :

Alioune Mbow, Jean-Marc Dardalhon

Continuity supervisor :

Virginie Prin

Music Composers :

Gilles Duarte, Lou Achkar, François Coréa

Director of Photography :

Octavio Espirito Santo

Editor :

Sylvie Adnin

Production Designers :

Picasso Ndiaye, Emmanuel Macaigne, Philippe Ruiz

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Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

Guinea, France

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Nationality :

Minority French (Guinea, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 35 min

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Rating restrictions :

Suitable for all viewers, with warnings

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