Synopsis: Despite a paralyzed leg, Grigris, 25 year old, dreams of being a dancer. A challenge. But his dreams are dashed when his stepfather falls critically ill. To save him, Grigris resolves to work for petrol traffickers.
Genre: Drama
Production: Les Films du Losange
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min


Grigris! Grigris!

Hey, Grigris.

- Bravo, cool!

- The cash, the cash!



What's that look for?


That was amazing!


When you dance, man,

it's awesome! I tell you!

Did you make much?

No, not enough.

Not enough?

The hat was full, wasn't it?

No, they were old notes. It's...

Ah, I see. Old notes? Right!

Y'know, this guy,

he's my main man, right?

If you ever try to rip him off,

I won't be happy.

Got it?

Got it?


Get up, it's prayer time.

Let him sleep.

He's got his whole life to pray.

Do what you like, Ayoub,

but my son, he has to pray.

Pray! Pray! Pray!


Do you take me for a fool, or what?


You shouldn't smoke so much.


Yes, miss?

I've come for some photos.

Identity photos?

No, photos for a modeling competition.

A model?

Souleymane, help her. Please.

A model!

Aren't you the dancer?


- What's your name?

- Mimi.

I warn you,

they want rather special photos.



Move to the left.

Right a bit.

- Is that okay?

- Yes, perfect.





That's good.

Thanks for this. It's gorgeous!

Good afternoon.

Thank you.

You know,

you're like a son to me.

Everything I own is yours, Souleymane.

I'm leaving you my studio.

I know you'll make a great photographer.

Nowadays, everyone's a photographer.

Photography's done for.

I want to smoke.


light my pipe for me, please.

Light it, please.


what's the matter?


The hospital wants 700,000 francs.

700,000 francs?


Damn! Can't you see I'm busy!

What do you want?

I need money.

You think I've got

a money-making machine?

Ayoub's sick.

So what?

He's not your dad!

He's your mother's husband.

He's not your problem.

Ayoub is like a father to me.

How much do you want?

Thirty thousand.

Twenty thousand! That's all I can manage.

Thank you.




I've come for my photos.

I look stunning!

How did you do that?

Thank you.

They're sure to take me now.

What kind of name is Grigris?

A good luck name!

My real name's Souleymane Dm.


I'm from Burkina.

My mother's Chadian.

My dad's French, but I never met him.

I have to go.

Where do you live?

No, the brakes don't even work!

No, the brakes don't work!

Okay, tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.

Tomorrow at 4:


Can't you see I'm busy here?

Moussa! I need work.

You see those guys there?

They've got their two legs.

That work is dangerous.

You're a good guy. Right?

Sell fruit! Shine shoes!

Forget it.

- No, Moussa.

- What?

- Look at me!

- I'm looking.



I saw! I saw!

- Can you swim?

- Yes.


It'll be all right.

Here's the prescription.

I haven't a penny left.

Come on! Come!

What's up, babe? Come on.

Earlier, you thought I was gorgeous.

Why don't you want me anymore?

Stop it!

You Want me to beg?

Darling. Come on!

I don't want to.

What's wrong?

Come on, darling!

Hey, what's going on?

Cool it!

What's up? Cool it!

I don't want to fight!

Show some respect!

Grigris, come dance with me?

D'you want to come with me, huh?

You know, I like you.

I like you, you know.

You're not like everyone else.

You're not like the others.

You, you're different.

I like you being different.

Where you going?


On form?

This is Grigris, okay?

He's gonna work with us.

So, we've got a new guy with us.

He's my man, right?

It's his first crossing.

So I'll go with him.

Say the Al-Fatiha!

Say us a prayer.

Don't panic, Grigris!

Pull him over here! He's drowning!

I'll untie his jerry cans.

He's a jerk, he's not up to this.

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