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Grigris
7.4
/10
611 Ratings

GRIGRIS

Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Chad, France, 2013
Drama

Synopsis

Souleymane, 25, dreams of being a dancer in spite of having a paralyzed leg. At nightclubs, he transforms into the beloved dancer Grigris, impressing people with his moves. However, when his stepfather falls seriously ill, Souleymane desperately needs money and decides to work for petrol smugglers.

Synopsis

Souleymane, 25, dreams of being a dancer in spite of having a paralyzed leg. At nightclubs, he transforms into the beloved dancer Grigris, impressing people with his moves. However, when his stepfather falls seriously ill, Souleymane desperately needs money and decides to work for petrol smugglers.

Our take

Following his Jury Prize win at Cannes with A Screaming Man, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun took to the dance floor for this electric look at the social dynamics of his native Chad. Embellishing his quiet style with elements of the thriller, Grigris features an unforgettable central turn from Souleymane Démé.