Movies and TV shows set in senegal

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in senegal ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking, melancholic, psychological and touching films and TV shows about / with society, couples, female nudity, culture clash, african, death, photograph, interracial relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) and doctor plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in France, Senegal, UK and other countries.
senegal movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as senegal: Atlantics (2019), The Raft of the Medusa (1990), Karmen Gei (2001), Wonderful World (2009), L'afrance (2001), Camp de Thiaroye (1988), Adu (2020), Coup de torchon (1981), Amin (2018), The Middle Passage (2000).

List of movies set in senegal

Atlantics (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Senegal, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, psychological, captivating
Plot: construction worker, emigration, forced marriage, supernatural, emigrant, police investigation, police inspector, lost at sea, corruption, superstition, ocean, police ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: atlantic ocean, africa, senegal
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The Raft of the Medusa (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: shipwreck, sea, ship, raft, scene based on painting, cannibalism, survival, scandal, painter, catastrophe, lifeboat, corpse ...
Place: france, senegal
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Karmen Gei (2001)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: Senegal, France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Bizet's Carmen gets a modern adaptation. Seducting, provocating, sensual. All the ingredients for a perfect drama. With her charm, Karmen gets out of many situations.
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: escape, jazz, femme fatale, murder, women's prison, dangerous attraction, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, destructive relationship, obsession, prison life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: senegal, africa
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Wonderful World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) is a failed childrens folk singer, a career proofreader, a less-than-extraordinary weekend dad, and perhaps the most negative man alive. Floundering in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comfort comes from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, down on your luck, parents and children, fall in love, society, chess, lawsuit, family relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter estrangement, guitar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, senegal, africa
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L'afrance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Senegal
Duration: 90 min.
Story: El Hadj is studying in Paris. He is one of the young Senegalese men who have come to Paris since the French colony became independent to get a good education so that he can serve his fatherland on his return. Unexpectedly he is suddenly confronted ...
Plot: immigrants, male female relationship, construction site, forgery, arrest, education, student, deportation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
Place: paris france, senegal
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Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, racism, soldier, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, injustice, wartime life, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: africa, senegal, france
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Adu (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reach Europe and crouched before an airstrip in Cameroon, a six-year-old boy and his older sister wait to sneak into the holds of an airplane. Not too far away, an environmental activist contemplates the terrible image of ...
Plot: tribe, prostitution, bicycle, discussion, childhood, lawyer, immigration, doctor, frontier, national park, travel, boat ...
Place: africa, spain, senegal
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Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, french noir ...
Plot: murder, pimp, serial killer, infidelity, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crime, crimes, police corruption, love affair, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938
Place: africa, senegal, california
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Amin (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amin has come from Senegal to work in France, leaving behind his wife Aïcha, and their three children. He leads a solitary life in France, where the only space he occupies is his home and the building sites on which he works. Most of his earnings ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, thought provoking, suspense, touching
Plot: immigrants, infidelity, worker, interracial love, nudity (full frontal - brief), construction site, sex scene, money, female nudity, father daughter relationship, interracial relations, interracial romance ...
Place: africa, senegal
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The Middle Passage (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Martinique
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A realistic look at the horrors of the slave trade, told entirely through the voice of a dead African slave whose spirit haunts the ocean route
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: social injustice, human rights, prisoner, captive, slave, slave trade, revolt, freedom, anguish, racism, murder, slavery ...
Place: senegal, africa, atlantic ocean
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Selam (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 'Selam' is a Turkish movie that tells the impressive stories of three Turkish teachers who are idealists working at schools opened by Turkish entrepreneurs on three different continents and in three different countries: Afghanistan, ...
Style: educational
Plot: education, teaching, wound, audio cassette, singing, falling into water, death of daughter, racism, audio tape, food, loss of daughter, rescue from drowning ...
Place: senegal, bosnia, afghanistan
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The Curse (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Senegal
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the government. One official, Aboucader Beye, known by the ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, suspense, dark humor ...
Plot: satire, wedding, political satire, polygamy, impotence, disorder, sexual dysfunction, disability, imperialism, couples, dishonesty, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, senegal
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Black Girl (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Senegal, France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Eager to find a better life abroad, a Senegalese woman becomes a mere governess to a family in southern France, suffering from discrimination and marginalization.
Style: emotional, sincere, bleak, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, master servant relationship, maid, fish out of water, social differences, society, master and servant, immigrants, life is a bitch, confined, misfit, isolation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: french riviera, france, africa, europe, south of france ...
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Little Senegal (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Passionné par l'histoire de son peuple, Alloune, un vieux guide du musée africain "La Maison des Esclaves" à Gorée, part en pèlerinage pour retrouver les descendants de ses ancêtres aux Etats-Unis. Cet émouvant voyage va le ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, family tradition, society, obsessive quest, elderly, family history, fake marriage, interracial relations, racism, uncle nephew relationship, ancestry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, south carolina, senegal ...
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The Southern Star (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Comedy adventure based on a Jules Verne novel about the ups and downs of jewel thieves in the wilds of Africa circa 1900. George Segal is the appealing hero-heel and Ursula Andress is visually stunning as the lady in the proceedings. Orson Welles ...
Plot: geologist, shower, female nudity, money, pursuit, search, treasure, diamond
Time: 1910s
Place: africa, senegal
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The Visitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, philosophical ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, self discovery, immigrants, loneliness, professor, deportation, lawyer, arrest, immigration, friends, widow widower ...
Place: michigan, new york, manhattan new york city, connecticut, senegal ...
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Russian Dolls (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, lesbian, romance, lifestyle, love triangle, looking for love, understanding, writer's life, old love, model, birthday, screenwriter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, london, france, europe, russia ...
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Hyenas (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Senegal, UK, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being kicked out of her African village three decades earlier for getting pregnant out of wedlock, Linguere (Ami Diakhate) has returned home. While Linguere has done well for herself, her home village has fallen on hard economic times. Intent ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: african, satire, politics, betrayal, social relations, injustice, materialism, couples, rich and poor, vengeance, pregnancy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: senegal, africa
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Biutiful (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, single father, death, family relations, suffering, parenthood, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, reconciliation, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain, mexico, senegal
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5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, rape, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, up and down relationship, family life, romance, family problems, introspection, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, sardinia ...
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