Atlantics is a 2019 internationally co-produced supernatural romantic drama film directed by Mati Diop.
Starring Mame Bineta Sane, Amadou Mbow, Nicole Sougou, Aminata Kane, Coumba Dieng, Ibrahima Traoré, Ibrahima Mbaye, Diankou Sembene, Babacar Sylla, Abdou Balde and others.
Netflix on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 released the trailer:
Atlantics | Official Trailer | Netflix AU.
In a suburb of Dakar that lies along the Atlantic coast, a futuristic-looking tower is about to be officially opened. The construction workers have not been paid for months. One night, the workers decide to leave the country by sea, in search of a brighter future in Spain. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada. However, Ada is betrothed to another man - the wealthy Omar. Ada is deeply worried about Souleiman, as she waits for news of his fate in the run-up to her wedding. On her wedding day, Omar's bed mysteriously catches fire in a suspected arson attack, and a young detective is assigned to investigate the case.
In the coming days, Ada falls under suspicion and is subjected to interrogations and a virginity test. Meanwhile, her friend Fanta, as well as the young detective are suffering from a mysterious illness. It slowly emerges that the spirits of the men lost at sea have returned and each night take possession of the bodies of other inhabitants of Dakar. Most have their focus on the tycoon who withheld their pay, forcing them to go across the sea. They demand their pay, threatening to burn the tower down otherwise. When they receive their pay from the tycoon they force him to dig their graves so that their spirits may rest. But Souleiman wants only to be with Ada. Unfortunately, he has possessed the young detective, which initially scares Ada. But as she meets the other spirits, including one who possesses Fanta, she comes to understand and spends a last night with the new Souleiman. While reviewing footage from the wedding, the detective sees that he, under the possession of Souleiman's spirit, was the one who committed the arson. He closes the case.
Here is the full cast of Atlantics.
The film Atlantics was scheduled to be released on May 16, 2019 (Cannes) and on August 2, 2019 (Senegal) by Netflix, Ad Vitam Distribution, Cinéart, The Criterion Collection and trigon-film.
The duration of the film is 104 minutes.
Atlantics got high rating from critics.
More information about Atlantics you can get at:
Official website: netflix.com/title/81082007