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The Pirogue - © Eric Névé - Les Chauves Souris - Astou Films

The Pirogue

A Feature film by Moussa Touré

Produced by La Chauve-Souris

Release in France : 17/10/2012

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Production and distribution (6)

Associate production company :

La Chauve-Souris

Foreign production companies :

Astou Films, Royal Pony Film

French distribution :

Rezo Films

Co-productions :

Arte France Cinéma, Appaloosa Films, Orange Studio

Film exports/foreign sales :

Memento Films International

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Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue. Like many of his Senegalese compatriots, he sometimes dreams of new horizons, where he can earn a better living for his family. When he is offered to captain one of the many pirogues that head towards Europe via the Canary Islands, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing full-well the dangers that lie ahead. Leading a group of 30 men who don't all speak the same language, some of whom have never seen the sea, Baye Laye will confront many perils in order to reach the distant coasts of Europe.

Videos (2)


The Pirogue

Trailer - English subtitles


The Pirogue

Interview with Moussa Touré

An interview with Moussa Touré, director of The Pirogue, by Benoît Thevenin, journalist at Allociné.

Photos (9)

Full credits (14)

Executive Producers :

Éric Névé, Adrien Maigne

Author of original work :

Abasse Ndione

Director of Photography :

Thomas Letellier

Production managers :

Angeline Massoni, Johanna Colboc

Editor :

Josie Miljevic

Music Composer :

Prince Ibrahima Ndour

Costume designer :

Fatou Cissé

Assistant Director :

Demba Dieye

Screenwriters :

David Bouchet, Éric Névé

Sound recordists :

Martin Boissau, Agnès Ravez, Antoine Baudouin, Thierry Delor

Press Attaché (film) :

Isabelle Sauvanon

Continuity supervisor :

Virginie Barbay

Foley artist :

Philippe Penot

Location manager :

Johanna Colboc

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Feature film

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France, Senegal

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Majority French (France, Senegal)

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Runtime :

1 h 27 min

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Dolby SRD

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Posters (1)


News (7)

Festival Selections (19) - 2013 (Unspecified country, 2013)


Feature Films In Competition

Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival - 2012

Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia, 2012)


International Competition Eurasia

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2012

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan, 2012)


Panorama - African Voice

Tübingen | Stuttgart International French-language Film Festival - 2012

Tübingen | Stuttgart International French-language Film Festival (Germany, 2012)

Selection (2)

Competition - Film Music

25 Years of African Films

BIFF - 2012

BIFF (South Korea, 2012)


World Cinema

Durban International Film Festival - 2012

Durban International Film Festival (South Africa, 2012)

Selection (2)

Official Selection

Official Selection

Cannes International Film Festival - 2012

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2012)


Un Certain Regard

Awards (2)

Lumiere Awards - 2013

Lumiere Awards (France, 2013)


Meilleur film francophone : Moussa Touré - 2013 (Unspecified country, 2013)


International Press Prize

Delegations (3)


Educational kits (2)