SAMBA / SAMBA

2015 ARCHIVE

Closing Night


Directors:
Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Cast: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim, Izïa Higelin
Country: France
Year: 2014
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Duration: 118 minutes
Rating: M – offensive language

“A funny and touching dramatic comedy.”

Closer

Synopsis

Samba is the new moving, funny and inspirational dramatic comedy from the celebrated directors of The Intouchables, which Variety Magazine says “cements Omar Sy’s position as one of France’s most magnetic screen personalities.”

Samba Cissé (Omar Sy), a Senegalese man who has been living in Paris for 10 years, gets by doing odd jobs. Alice (played by the stunning Charlotte Gainsbourg) is a high-level businesswoman suffering from a burnout. He has been doing everything he can to get his French identity papers, while she is trying to pull herself together by doing volunteer work for an immigrant association. Both are trying to find a way out of the rut they are in, until the day their paths cross. A beautiful mix of humour and emotion, Samba is a tale of friendship, love and finding one’s true identity.

The film features an outstanding cast of some of France’s most influential actors, including excellent supporting performances from The Past’s Tahar Rahim and musician-turned-actress Izïa Higelin.

There will be an exclusive one-off screening of Samba on the closing night of the Alliance Française French Film Festival in each participating city.

Trailer

Screenings/Buy Tickets

To buy tickets, click the screening time in your city to go straight to the cinema’s website.
Note that in Hamilton and Arrowtown tickets are not online and are only available from cinemas.


AUCKLAND – RIALTO
Sun 8 Mar 7:30 PM

CHRISTCHURCH
Sun 15 Mar 7:30 PM

NELSON
Sun 15 Mar 8:00 PM

TIMARU
Sun 15 Mar 7:30 PM

WELLINGTON
Sun 29 Mar 6:30 PM E Closing Night Celebrations

TAURANGA
Sun 22 Mar 7:30 PM

DUNEDIN
Sun 29 Mar 7:30 PM

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sun 29 Mar 7:30 PM

ARROWTOWN
Sun 5 Apr 5:30 PM

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sun 19 Apr 7:30 PM

HAMILTON
Wed 29 Apr 8:30 PM

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

Samba Online