OUAGA FILM LAB

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OUAGADOUGOU
26.09 - 01.10 2022

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Le grand transporteur

Series | Ivory Coast

Synopsis

Dakar, a large megalopolis facing the ocean, is today one of the most important hubs for cocaine trafficking. Abass Diao, 19 years old, presents himself as an orphin native of Fouta who has just arrived in Dakar. He has a gift, he inherited from his father the mystical power of water. He uses his swimming skills to serve a drug gangster, Ali Kande, better known as the “Grand Transporteur de Dakar”, who is some kind of Senegalese Don Corleone.

But Ali is getting older, his business is threatened, and his children are not ready to succeed him. With his talent and strength of character, Abass gains the confidence of the godfather who sees him as a potential successor. As Abass becomes unavoidable, the enemies of the present and ghosts of the past make life impossible for him.

 

Production note

This project started with a pitch but above all with a desire to work together, with a fresh and innovative vision of French-speaking African cinema.

The quest for a father, emancipation, the backstage of Dakar, power struggles and influence are all themes that intertwine and constantly answer each other in this story. It is also deeper questions, the drug going back up the road of slavery and, somewhere, making slaves of those who consume it… With “The Great Transporter”, we want to offer viewers a quality mafia plot, contemporary and African. The seeds have been sown for season 2 to evolve in the Ivory Coast, and why not later in Ghana or Liberia, to continue with the drug its journey beyond the borders.

 

Le grand transporteur

Director
Latigone N’Goma
Ivory Coast

Le grand transporteur

Producer
Alassane Sy
Senegal