In the suburbs of Dakar, which is located along the coast of the Atlantic ocean, going to open a high-rise tower. The builders were not paid for months, so one night they decide to leave the country in search of a better future. Among them are Suleiman, who is in love with a girl named Ada. She, at the urging of relatives, is soon to marry another man.

  • Mati Diop

Release Date: 2019-11-29
IMDb icon 6.8/10
  • Country: BE, FR, SN
  • Language: Wolof | French | English | Arabic
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $407,933
Abbye Schoenfelder
02 December 2019 | 08:28

African cinema has been pleased good audience with the products of own production. From the recent can recall only the winner of the prize of the Alfred p. Sloan Foundation — "the Boy who harnessed the wind" a good actor Chiwetel Editora trying your hand at the Director's craft. And here in the Russian rolling out a promising winner "Grand jury prize" and nominated on"the Gold palm branch". Mati Diop — the first Senegalese female Director. She was born and raised in Paris a mixed family. "Atlantic" — her debut feature film, shot on the basis of her own the eponymous short film 2009. In the original painting young sailor sitting at the fire, telling friends about their travels through the world.

In the full-length version of the narrator decided to drop in the benefit of the dynamism of the picture. At the beginning it may seem that the story is dramatic relationship a guy and girl. However, the romantic basis has many mental connotations. Poverty, injustice against the workforce, existential human being, the lack of freedom of speech and personal choice, finding himself in life this is only the most obvious implications. But little to add in your product problems of modern society, it is also necessary to link them are logically with the main story line. Nothing not was brought to the end, staying at stage of development, although opportunities for realization of the current situation in Africa was enough.

And it is unclear what would make a Director. Mati has created a Frankenstein, trying to seem dramatic psychedelic Thriller with elements of easy romanticizing of the detective story. It turned out an attractive looking mix, which tastes like something related between pickles and dried Bonito. Many aspects of incompleteness or uncertainty. How to be clear about the film, however, a light gust of wind it takes much to side understandable really. About the completeness of the product I do not say anything. The creators pulled the thread up to the very end, but at some point confused in its ideas.

It's nice that in our time supported young film Directors with actors and their low-budget products. In similar movies felt alluring commonplace and possibly true the truth. However in the lack of experience is noticeable the lack of proper acting, especially it in the dramatic moments. How you see, there are two sides of the coin in this matter, however, to give support and advice necessary for the bright future of cinema. The more often the first film is not speaks about the actor does, so let's hope that beginners adepts notice and will involve in other projects.

Does  the"Atlantic" prize "Grand Prix of the jury"? Hard to say... For the idea — maybe, but implementation — no. It is the movie, who haven't justified entrusted to him expectations. But at Cannes sometimes there is no purpose to reveal the best of the best. Their true purpose. — to notice the talents and give the need a push. Here used only one word — well DONE!

5.4 of 10

Adriane Dewey
20 November 2019 | 08:01

Primal magic seems to fall asleep in Africa, cities, sprouting towers and the slums of the glass concrete. Builders of a new skyscraper cynical cheat with a money young children decide to leave on their hottest women to try their luck in Europe. No money — so to get decide on the Atlantic ocean, pathetic vessel. Harsh routine — but the magic of two lovers makes this typical drama of a potential migrant workers in a mystical story, full of life.

The film "Atlantic" — about the love of two young and beautiful people, not which became the beginning of a simple family happiness, but who returned a spark of magic in the lives of those who remained Bank.

Hell, leggy girl lovely appearance, must days to marry successful (by the standards of neighbors) guy, most of the time conducting in a fabulous Europe.

Her lover — Builder, set sail in search of a better life. Perhaps for both.

Ada has to decide who is it — a dutiful daughter in a large family, someone who is willing to take provided the groom, approved by the parents, or alone, ready to lose everything for the right to love whom she chooses.

Interestingly, among typical bridesmaids who are concerned in the self is only one, not seeing such a posh groom. And is as the kind of woman who more than the light values the money, because they know the price. Her advice — solve right here and now, clearly understanding the consequences of their decisions.

The story — live a cocktail of drama, mystery and a little crime detective.

Atlantica in this film — element, capable terrible and beautiful things, as ancient deity.

8 from 10

Ilse Nath
30 November 2019 | 12:00

French filmmaker Mati Diop decided to go back to historical roots, the what was awarded the Grand jury prize in Cannes this year. For what services?

What are the roots? Yes Senegalese. Atlantika taken about Senegal located in Senegal. It gives the characteristic of the national taste and flavor. It is a pity that plot idea — as if taken from the tutorial copyright movies. No, nothing wrong with the selected Director topics no: emancipation, women in Islamic countries, growing up, finding yourself and then the list. The question why not able to bring in a picture nor the nuggets of something new, some of the author's view. And on one national color not leave.

There anything I can call "bad". Another thing is — missed opportunities. So many things can be removed about the exotic country of Senegal! But  the"Atlantic" in fact sight uninventive and as if deliberately "Arthouse". Languid looks, stilted monologues (not to say that is inappropriate, rather than needed) too many static scenes. Even the operator was kept in the hand open textbook. It is seen that was to cram more non-standard scenes and techniques, but since the scene the train, the viewer begins to overcome the thought "somewhere I already have seen."

But well shown emotions of the heroine, her growing up, her relationships with other people. There are generally good shows life (and consequence, problem) Senegalese youth. This merit and actors-Amateur, playing, apparently, themselves.

There was a sense that "Atlantic" — the movie, filmed purely on a textbook. A strong Arthouse middling with Senegalese twist. In there a single gram is nothing outstanding or a little bit interesting (for lovers of Arthouse too sure). Exactly as nor one drawback, after all, removed all the ready templates and certainly talented people. Grand Prix of the jury? Not agree. Who, except "Parasites" and"One day in Hollywood..." more worthy? Well, for example, "Pain and glory", "Baby Joe", "portrait of a girl in the fire", "Sorry, we you are not caught", "my God!"...

6.5 out of 10

How much has Atlantics made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $407,933.
Who is the director of the movie Atlantics?
This tv-show was directed by Mati Diop.
What is the genre of Atlantics?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Best Fantasy & Sci-fi Movies 2019.
Who starred in Atlantics?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Mame Bineta Sane, Amadou Mbow, Traore, Nicole Sougou, Aminata Kane.
What is Atlantics IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.8.
When was Atlantics released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2019-11-29.