30.09. - 09.10.2021

Hope France 2014 | 91 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2014

Boris Lojkine

Boris Lojkine started out teaching philosophy in Paris, before he went to Vietnam and made two documentaries Ceux qui restent [Those That Remain] (2001) and Les Âmes errantes [Errant Souls] (2005). Hope is his debut feature film.

rated for 0 + years
Deep in the Sahara, Léonard and a group of refugees is trying to make it to Europe. Hope, a young Nigerian woman, joins the trek. Although they don't speak the same language, she and Léonard become close. He protects her from attacks from the other men and gangs they meet on the way. When they stop at an Algerian refugee camp in which different nationalities are fighting each other, the situation becomes dramatic for the Cameroonian and the Nigerian. Hope is a sometimes drastically realistic refugee and love story.
Original title: Hope
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Boris Lojkine
Screenplay: Boris Lojkine
Cast: Justin Wang, Endurance Newton, Dieudonne Bertrand Bal'o, Bobby Igiebor, Richmond Ndiri Kouassi
Producer: Bruno Nahon
Director of Photography: Elin Kirschfink
Music: David Bryant
Production Design:
Editor: Gilles Volta
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Pyramide International
Production: Zadig Films
Contact: Ilaria Gomarasca, Pyramide International:


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