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A furious cry of resistance against racist oppression and a revolutionary landmark of political cinema, this feature debut from Mauritanian director Med Hondo is a bitterly funny, dazzlingly experimental attack on capitalism and the legacy of colonialism. Soleil Ô follows a starry-eyed immigrant as he leaves West Africa and journeys to Paris in search of a job, a community, and intellectual engagement—but soon discovers a hostile society where his very presence engenders fear and resentment. With this freewheeling masterpiece, Hondo crafts a shattering vision of awakening Black consciousness.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    102 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic, French
  • Country
  • Director
    Med Hondo
  • Screenwriter
    Med Hondo
  • Cast
    Robert Liensol, Théo Légitimus, Gabriel Glissant
  • Cinematographer
    François Catonné
  • Editor
    Michèle Masnier, Clément Menuet
  • Music
    Georges Anderson