Senegal Netflix Original ‘Atlantics’: Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

Review Ethan / 2022-12-03 21:00:18

Arriving this November is Netflix’s potential future Oscar winner, Atlantics. Critics around the globe have praised Atlantics as the first Senegal Original feature to be released on Netflix. We can’t wait to see Atlantics and we’re here to share everything we know about the film, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Atlantics, a Senegal Netflix Original Drama written and directed by Mati diop. Mati Diop directed the film and it was prominently featured at Cannes Film Festival. In the Cannes Film Festival’s 72-year history, Mati Diop became the first black female director to compete in Cannes, winning the Grand Prize for best film.

What is the release date of Atlantics?

Netflix will release Atlantics on Friday, November 29th 2019.

Is Atlantics available for streaming in my area?

Netflix has acquired the rights to Atlantics, which will allow it to be distributed internationally.

Amadou Mbow as Issa – Copyright. Les Films du Bal

How do you explain the Atlantics plot?

The workers at a futuristic construction site go to sea to find a better life for their family and themselves after months of no pay. Souleiman is Ada's lover and is promising to marry another. Days later after the workers disappear, Ada’s wedding is ruined by fire and mysterious virus begins to spread, but unknown to Ada, Souleiman has returned.

What are the cast members for Atlantics?

These cast members make up the star cast of Atlantics

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Cheikh Abdou Balde *Debuted in Atlantics*
Fanta Aminata Kane *Debuted in Atlantics*
Moustapha Ibrahima Mbaye Black | Karmen Gei | Madame Broutte
Issa Amadou Mbow *Debuted in Atlantics*
Ada Mame Bineta Sane *Debuted in Atlantics*
Mr. Nidaye Diankou Sembene *Debuted in Atlantics*
Dior Nicole Sougou *Debuted in Atlantics*
Omar Babacar Sylla *Debuted in Atlantics*
Souleiman Traore *Debuted in Atlantics*

IMDb says that many cast members of Atlantics will be making their debut in the movie. It’s unknown if some of the cast have performed in other Senegal productions and IMDb simply hasn’t logged it.

Where was production done?

The production was done in various areas surrounding Dakar, capital of Senegal.

  • Thiaroye, Dakar, Senegal
  • Plage de Yoff, Dakar, Senegal
  • Plage du Virage, Dakar, Senegal
  • Radisson-Blu Hotel – Route de la Corniche, Dakar, Senegal

Filming took place from March 2018 to May of that year but wasn’t “completed” until April 2019.

The official poster for Atlantics – Copyright. Les Films du Bal

How long does it take for Atlantics to complete their run?

Atlantics runs for 103 minutes.

Atlantics will it be possible to stream 4k in the future?

Atlantics was shot using 4K equipment, including Varicam and Red Weapon. Nearly every Netflix Original has the ability to stream in 4K, and Atlantics will be the same.

Which languages are expected to be featured in Atlantics

French, English and Wolof are the three languages featured in Atlantics.

Wolof, the native language of Wolof, is spoken in Senegal and Gambia by more than 5 million people.

English subtitles are available for viewers.

Is there a trailer on Netflix for Atlantics yet?

You can stream the trailer for Atlantics on Netflix now.

Atlantics to win the Oscar

Atlantics, the Cannes Grand Prize winner is a strong contender for Best International Feature Film Oscar nod.

A smash hit with the critics, it’s hard to see how any other film could beat Atlantics for the grandest prize.

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