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Toubab

Toubab

TOUBAB
2021Films Comedy2 h 0 mins
Soon after being released from prison, Babtou gets in trouble with the law again. Facing deportation to his foreign birthplace he’s never been to, he and his friend Dennis are willing to do anything to stay in the only home they've ever known: Frankfurt.
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Toubab

Toubab

TOUBAB
2021Films Comedy2 h 0 mins
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Wednesday, 29 May at 2:30 PM SIN
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After his release from prison, Babtou is really looking forward to a new beginning: enjoying freedom with his friend Dennis, embracing the world - and having nothing to do with the authorities anymore. But his spontaneous welcome party goes so wrong that Babtou has his hands in handcuffs again that same evening. With dramatic consequences: due to repeated criminal offenses, he is to be deported to his “home country” Senegal. But Babtou only knows Senegal from his father's stories. He was born in Germany, his home is Frankfurt. In order to prevent the impending deportation at the last second, Babtou and Dennis are ready for anything...
Director
Florian Dietrich
Country
Germany
Senegal
Language
English
German
Turkish
French
Wolof

Details
After his release from prison, Babtou is really looking forward to a new beginning: enjoying freedom with his friend Dennis, embracing the world - and having nothing to do with the authorities anymore. But his spontaneous welcome party goes so wrong that Babtou has his hands in handcuffs again that same evening. With dramatic consequences: due to repeated criminal offenses, he is to be deported to his “home country” Senegal. But Babtou only knows Senegal from his father's stories. He was born in Germany, his home is Frankfurt. In order to prevent the impending deportation at the last second, Babtou and Dennis are ready for anything...
Director
Florian Dietrich
Country
Germany
Senegal
Language
English
German
Turkish
French
Wolof

Accolades
Toubab
Feature Film, Audience Award
Warsaw International Film Festival, 2021
Toubab
Toubab
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominee
German Film Awards, 2022
Toubab
Toubab
Feature Film, Audience Award
Warsaw International Film Festival, 2021
Toubab
Toubab
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominee
German Film Awards, 2022
Toubab
Toubab
Feature Film, Audience Award
Warsaw International Film Festival, 2021
Toubab
Toubab
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominee
German Film Awards, 2022
Toubab

Critics
...'TOUBAB is a thrillingly crafted surprise package with a damn cleverly told story.'
INDIEKINO
...'Very cool, very funny'
SPIEGEL

Meet the Cast
Farba Dien

Farba Dien

Julius Nitschkoff

Julius Nitschkoff

Meet the Cast
Farba Dien

Farba Dien

Julius Nitschkoff

Julius Nitschkoff

Directors

Florian Dietrich

Director's Statement

I wanted to make a film that didn't focus on and reproduce the pain of people who experience discrimination on a daily basis. I wanted it to celebrate them for their courage, their strength, and also their creativity in dealing with the authorities. 

Florian Dietrich
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