gets a new look !

gets a new look !

gets a new look !

By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

[Find out more][OK]
L'Appel des arènes

L'Appel des arènes

A Feature film by Cheikh N'Diaye

Produced by Sirabadral

Release in France : 04/06/2008

  • Contents

Actors (8)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :


French distribution :

Cinéma Public Films


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.


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 :


Sub-genre :


Production language :

French, Wolof

Production country :


Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :


French release :


Runtime :

1 h 45 min

Current status :


Visa number :


Visa issue date :


Approval :


Production formats :


Color type :


Aspect ratio :


Audio format :