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L'Appel des arènes

L'Appel des arènes

A Feature film by Cheikh N'Diaye

Produced by Sirabadral

Release in France : 04/06/2008

    Synopsis

    Dakar, Senegal. L'Appel des arènes by Cheikh Ndiaye tells the tale of two young men from Dakar with different social backgrounds. Nalla comes from a wealthy family that lacks nothing, as opposed to Sory, an unemployed epileptic and inveterate gambler who lives off petty crime and betting. Their only thing in common? Wrestling, Senegal's national sport. When Nalla is assaulted in the street one day, André, "mystical assistant" to a great champion, comes to his rescue. This is the beginning of a friendship that leads Nalla to take an increasingly important place in the preparation of the great annual match between the champions Tonnerre and Malaw. The film is a journey into the heart of the world of wrestling and the values that this sport promotes. We follow two itineraries, the first allows us to experience wrestlers' daily lives, the second brings out into the open the effervescence that reigns in the rings and brings every passion to a head.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Sirabadral

    French distribution :

    Cinéma Public Films

    Subject

    Photos (6)

    Full credits (10)

    Assistant directors :

    Clarence Delgado, Philippe Lebre, Alioune Konare

    Screenwriter :

    Clarence Delgado

    Sound recordists :

    Guillaume Valeix, Alioune Mbow

    Continuity supervisors :

    Anne Desanlis, Isabelle Le Grix

    Music Composers :

    Mouss, Ibrahima Diop

    Author of original work :

    Aminata Fall

    Directors of Photography :

    Jérôme Mauduit, Nasr Djepa, Alexandre Tyl

    Editors :

    Sylvie Adnin, Franck Cotelle, Didier Cattin

    Production Designer :

    Moustapha Picasso N'diaye

    Costume designer :

    Mame Fagueye Bâ

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French, Wolof

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2006

    French release :

    04/06/2008

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    100.385

    Visa issue date :

    28/09/2006

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    DTS