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The River

The River

A Feature film by Mama Keita

Production year : 2002


    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…

    Actors (8)


    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

    Technical details

    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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