PLOT : Yao, a young boy who loves books and adventure, runs away from his village in northern Senegal –travelling 240 miles to Dakar to meet his hero, Seydou Tall, a renowned French actor visiting his native country. Moved by the boy’s dedication, the actor decides to accompany him back home. But on the byways of Senegal, nothing ever happens as expected. As they share this dusty, adventure-filled journey to Yao’s village, Seydou realizes he is also travelling towards his own roots...
Philippe Godeau. A French film producer, director and screenwriter. Godeau worked in distribution at the Gaumont Film Company before founding the production and distribution film company Pan-Européenne. Heproduced many films including An Independent Life(1992), Bad Company(1999), Lightweight (2004), Les Sœurs fâchées(2004), Largo Winch(2008) and Romantics Anonymous(2010). His directorial debutwas the 2009 drama One for the Roadbased on reporter Herve Chabalier's autobiography about his battle with alcoholism. The film received five nominations at the César Awards 2010. In 2013, Godeaudirected the film, 11.6wasbased on the real-life story of criminal Toni Musulin, and in 2018 he directed the acclaimed film, Yao.
Length 0h 7min
Omar Sy, Lionel Louis Basse, Fatoumata Diawara, Germaine Acogny,
Distribution Cinéart, Film Europe, Filmcoopi Zürich, Pathé, California Filmes, Filmarti, Global Media Distribution, NOS Audiovisuais, Wild Bunch
Production Pan Européenne, Korokoro, France 2 Cinéma, Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévisions, Indéfilms 6