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Thu, 03/09/2023

6:30 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox Toronto

Film Screening

Toubab (Germany, Senegal 2021, 1h36m)
by Florian Dietrich, with Farba Dieng, Niklas Kleber, Julius Nitschkoff

Canadian premiere
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After his release from prison, Babtou is looking forward to a fresh start: enjoy his freedom with his buddy Dennis and not have to deal with German authorities ever again. But when his spontaneous welcome party escalates, Babtou finds himself handcuffed yet again the same evening. He is confronted with unexpected dramatic news: due to repeated criminal offences 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 imminent deportation, Babtou and Dennis are willing to do anything.

Best Young Actor Bavarian Film Awards 2021
Best Feature Film Warsaw International Film Festival 2021

"A thrillingly crafted surprise package with a damn cleverly told story." - INDIEKINO

Half-time social 8:20-8:50pm: meet the Goethe team at the Luma Bar on TIFF’s 2nd floor for a chat.


Part of the Goethe-Institut focus on German film