Netflix drops trailer for Oscar-contending ghost love story, Atlantics


by Matt Rooney

The movie earned rave reviews and won the festival Grand Prix award, and was soon picked up by Netflix. Now the streaming service has debuted the first trailer for the movie, teasing a love story with social commentary and a supernatural twist. The story centers on a young woman named Ada (Mama Sane), who secretly loves another man, Soulieman (Ibrahima Traore), who is not her fiance.

While a typical story would center on the male journey of the men at sea, this one focuses on the women who are left at home waiting to hear back, blending it with a love story with a mysterious, ghostly twist. Since the praise has continued and word spread out of Cannes, Senegal made the movie its official selection to compete for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

Here the synopsis:'After a group of unpaid construction workers disappears at sea one night in search of a better life abroad, the women they have left behind in Dakar are overwhelmed with a mysterious fever. Ada, 17, secretly grieves for her love Souleiman, one of the departed workers, but she has been promised to another man.

After a fire breaks out on her wedding night, a young policeman is sent to investigate the crime. While many of them seek vengeance for their unpaid labor, Souleiman has come back for a different purpose -- to be with his Ada one last time.

Published on October 9, 2019
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