Samba DVD


Samba came to France 10 years ago from Senegal. He plugs away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while she is trying to get her life back together by doing volunteer work in an association. Both struggle to get out of the dead-ends of their lives... until fate draws them together. Juggling humor and emotion, their story leads them on a new path to happiness. What if Life had more imagination than either of them?

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24 August 2015
Koch Media 
118 minutes 
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Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano direct this French comedy drama starring Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg. When migrant Sambe Cissé (Sy) travels from his native Senegal to France he takes the only job he can find as a dish washer in a hotel. When he discovers there is something wrong with his paperwork he finds himself being transported to a detention centre where he will remain until he can provide the required documents. When immigration officer Alice (Gainsbourg) take an interest in Samba's case, the two must fight for him to stay in the country.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  Samba (Omar Sy Intouchables) came to France 10 years ago from Senegal. He plugs away at various lowly jobs in a bid to stay under the radar and avoid the authorities. Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg Nymphomaniac Melancholia) is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout and seeks solace in charity work at the immigration centre. The pair meet when in desperation Samba seeks the charity s help to get the working papers that will allow him to stay in the country he now calls home. Both struggling to improve their lives fate draws them together and down an unlikely path that will change them both irreparably. Also starring popular French actress Izia Higelin and Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano s directorial follow up combines humour and heart in equal measure. Samba and Alice s story is a touching contemporary look at issues both personal and within our society but with a lightness and soul to melt even the hardest of hearts.

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