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…


  • Director

    Philippe Godeau

  • Main actors

    Omar Sy, Lionel Louis Basse, Fatoumata Diawara

  • Release date

    January 23rd 2019

  • Production

    Pan-Européenne, Korokoro, France 2 Cinéma

  • French Distributor

    Pathé Films / Pan-Européenne

  • International sales

    Wild Bunch

  • Trailer