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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

    Synopsis

    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)

    24/12/2012

    The Pirogue

    Trailer - English subtitles

    06/12/2012

    The Pirogue

    Interview with Moussa Touré

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

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (6)

    Executive Producer :

    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

    News agency (France) :

    Moteur !

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    International releases (5)

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    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Senegal

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Senegal)

    Production year :

    2011

    French release :

    17/10/2012

    Runtime :

    1 h 27 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    128.748

    Visa issue date :

    16/10/2012

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    2.40

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    News (7)

    Festival Selections (19)

    MyFrenchFilmFestival.com - 2013

    MyFrenchFilmFestival.com (Unspecified country, 2013)

    Selection

    Feature Films In Competition

    Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival - 2012

    Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia, 2012)

    Selection

    International Competition Eurasia

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2012

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan, 2012)

    Selection

    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)

    Selection

    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)

    Selection

    Un Certain Regard

    Awards (2)

    Lumiere Awards - 2013

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2013)

    Awards

    Meilleur film francophone : Moussa Touré

    MyFrenchFilmFestival.com - 2013

    MyFrenchFilmFestival.com (Unspecified country, 2013)

    Awards

    International Press Award

    Delegations (3)

    Presskit

    Educational kits (2)

    Website