In a Spanish port, Shad sells crack and Otho drives a cab without a license. Both dream of one day returning to their Ivory Coast homeland as triumphant benefactors and heroes. But a police raid separates their fates. Otho, deported, returns empty-handed. Shad runs from the authorities, and, in England, Shad comes across Tango, a “white and a white little sister” with whom he pursues his conquest of Europe. After wanderings and misadventures, he returns home apparently successful. But the day of the big wedding to his Ivorian fiancée, a duel with Otho breaks out.
Beyond the Ocean
Eliane de Latour, 2008, France/Ivory Coast; 106m
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