While TF1 is broadcasting Samba tonight, with Omar Sy, returning to the genesis of the film by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, directors of Intouchables.
In 2014 Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache make the film samba, three years after the huge card of Intouchables (more than 19 million tickets). Instead of following the leadership of his highly-regarded comedy, the two filmmakers show they are capable of pushing the cursor a bit further to the gravity record. The film tells the story of Samba (Omar Sy), a Senegalese who lives illegally in Paris for 10 years. After receiving a job pledge, he decided to request a residence permit and met during his actions Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and Manu (Izia Higelin), who help the undocumented in their administrative procedures. Alice is not insensitive to the charm of Samba and an idyll can arise between them … He also meets during this adventure Wilson (Tahar Rahim), an Algerian who pretends to be a Brazilian because he plans to achieve more opportunities in France with this lie .
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if samba He is full of realism, but the film by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache is not drawn from a real story. This is really the adaptation of the novel Samba for France by Delphine Coulin, published by Seuil in 2011. When asked about TF1 at the time of the publication of the film, the author explained his work process with the directors: "We started with the book and the whole plot of the book, they are the same characters, but when it was fun in the book, we kept it and, when it was too dark, we tried to lighten it a bit, especially through dialogues." In addition, the personage of Alice, realized by Charlotte Gainsbourg in the largometraje, did not exist in the novel.
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However, if they trusted a novel for their film, Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache had long wanted stage "These workers are smoking outside in the kitchen aprons when they leave restaurants: African, Asian, Sri Lanka stopped for a moment …" Well before filminguntouchables in 2010 and before the publication of the book Samba for France, the tandem had already written a ten-page script on this topic.