The Francophone cinematic universe is truly underrated and should be celebrated more. Luckily, Netflix which has access to a catalogue of different types of francophone movies and shows, always come through. So go ahead, read on and expand your taste in film.
This gorgeous film follows two young lovers Ada and Souleiman, a construction worker in Senegal, Dakar. As fate would have it, Ada has already been promised to another man. One night in a bid to immigrate to Europe, Souleman and his co-workers disappear at sea. Soon after, they come back to haunt their old neighbourhood by taking possession of the girlfriends they left behind. Some of the workers have come claiming revenge and threaten to burn the tower down if the developer does not pay their wages. If you love ghost stories, romance and revenge this movie is all of that rolled into one. Make sure to catch it on Netflix.
The African Doctor
This hilarious tale is about a Congolese doctor who moves his family to, with the promise of Paris, a small a rural village in France. As they struggle to integrate in the pre-dominantly white town, they learn the value of love, family and maintaining their rich congolese culture. Watch it on Netlfix this weekend.
He Even Has Your Eyes
Have you ever seen a black couple adopt a white child? Yeah me neither. As rare as that is, this movie delves into that idea as a French-African couple Paul and Sali, adopt a white baby. Obviously you can imagine how their families took it. Hilarious family chaos and confrontation ensue. Catch it on Netflix this weekend.
This dark fantasy show is packed with Voodoo, murder mystery and a lil bit of teenage drama. Three seemingly incompatible teenagers Sofiane, Victor and Luisa join forces to find out the person who killed Sofiane’s brother. Make sure you binge watch it on Netflix this weekend.