“Amadou (Issaka Sawadogo), a swaggering bull of a man, makes his way from an unspecified African country to work illegally in Europe. He finds a tough construction job in Brussels…Amadou is a man on the make, both financial and sexually, so it isn’t long before he’s engaged in a steamy affair with Agnès (Stefania Rocca), a sophisticated, white European woman. When this liaison turns sour, Amadou’s fortunes quickly deteriorate. A chap who has previously been a potentially model EU citizen – hard-working, caring, conscientious, intelligent, resourceful – spirals into bloodshed and murder…Slickly accomplished and anchored by an outstanding central performance by the imposing Sawadogo, this offbeat picture will be a surefire talking point at festivals, especially those also showing Steve McQueen’s SHAME, with which it happens to share certain key thematic and visual parallels.” – The Hollywood Reporter. In French with English subtitles.
–via American Cinematheque
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