The Pirogue
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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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 lead 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.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Laïty Fall, Malamine Dramé „Yalenguen“, Balla Diarra, Mame Astou Diallo


Screenplay: Eric Névé, David Bouchet, Original von / by: Abasse Ndione

Director of Photography: Thomas Letellier

Film Editor: Josie Miljevic

Composer: Prince Ibrahima Ndour

Production Designer: Oumar Sall

Costume Design: Fatou Cissé

Sound: Martin Boissau, Agnès Ravez, Antoine Baudouin, Thierry Delor

Producer: Eric Névé

Co-Producer: Adrien Maigne, Oumar Sy, Caroline Daube

Production Company: Les Chauves-Souris

World Sales: Memento Films International

Director: Moussa Touré