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As a Man

  • Film

Time Out says

'I'm fed up being a black! I want to be a Senegalese,' says El Hadj (Mbengue), a student in Paris struggling with his dissertation, his visa situation and an existential dilemma concerning his possible future. He's like a 'pink flamingo, one leg in the water, one in the air,' and it's driving him insane, not to say spoiling his relationship with understanding glass restorer Myriam. First-time director Gomis mounts a sober, politically literate and quietly effective movie that's prone, occasionally, to explode, in perfectly judged and pertinent scenes, into anger and frustration, or melancholy and pathos. Mbengue, whether doing a 'rap' of disappointment in the bathroom, showing bemusement at his colleagues' advice or caressing his lover, gives a fine and moving performance.
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Release Details

  • Duration:91 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Alain Gomis
  • Screenwriter:Alain Gomis
  • Cast:
    • Djolof Mbengue
    • Delphine Zingg
    • Samir Guesmi
    • Théophile Moussa Sowié
    • Thierno Ndiaye Doss
    • Bass Dhem
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