Senegal Netflix Original ‘Atlantics’: Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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Atlantics – Copyright. Les Films du Bal

Arriving this November is Netflix’s potential future Oscar winner, Atlantics. The very first Senegal Original to ever feature on Netflix, Atlantics, has been royally praised by critics around the world. We can’t wait to see Atlantics and we’re here to share everything we know about the film, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Atlantics is an upcoming Senegal Netflix Original drama written by Mati Diop and Olivier Demangel. The film was directed by Mati Diop and was heavily featured at the Cannes Film Festival. In the Cannes Film Festival’s 72-year history, Mati Diop became the first black female director to compete in Cannes, winning the Grand Prize for best film.

When is the release date for Atlantics?

Atlantics will arrive on Netflix on Friday the 29th of November, 2019.

Will Atlantics be available to stream in my region?

Netflix has licensed Atlantics for international distribution and will be available to stream worldwide.

Amadou Mbow as Issa – Copyright. Les Films du Bal

What is the plot of Atlantics?

After months without pay, the workers of a construction site of a futuristic site head to the ocean to seek a better future for themselves and their families. Amongst the workers is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, who is promised to another. Days later after the workers disappear, Ada’s wedding is ruined by fire and mysterious virus begins to spread, but unknown to Ada, Souleiman has returned.

Who are the cast members of Atlantics?

The following cast members are the stars of Atlantics:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Cheikh Abdou Balde *Debuted in Atlantics*
Fanta Aminata Kane *Debuted in Atlantics*
Moustapha Ibrahima Mbaye Black | Karmen Gei | Madame Broutte
Issa Amadou Mbow *Debuted in Atlantics*
Ada Mame Bineta Sane *Debuted in Atlantics*
Mr. Nidaye Diankou Sembene *Debuted in Atlantics*
Dior Nicole Sougou *Debuted in Atlantics*
Omar Babacar Sylla *Debuted in Atlantics*
Souleiman Traore *Debuted in Atlantics*

According to IMDb many of Atlantics cast members are debuting in the film. It’s unknown if some of the cast have performed in other Senegal productions and IMDb simply hasn’t logged it.

Where did production take place?

All of the production took place in different areas around Dakar, the capital of Senegal:

  • Thiaroye, Dakar, Senegal
  • Plage de Yoff, Dakar, Senegal
  • Plage du Virage, Dakar, Senegal
  • Radisson-Blu Hotel – Route de la Corniche, Dakar, Senegal

Filming took place from March 2018 to May of that year but wasn’t “completed” until April 2019.

The official poster for Atlantics – Copyright. Les Films du Bal

What is the run time of Atlantics?

Atlantics has a run time of 103 minutes.

Will Atlantics be available to stream in 4k?

Atlantics was filmed using equipment that utilizes 4K, such as Varicam and Red Weapon. Nearly all the latest Netflix Originals arrive with the capability to be streamed in 4K and so will Atlantics.

What languages will feature in Atlantics?

The three languages that will feature in Atlantics are French, English, and Wolof.

Wolof is native language of the Wolof people and is spoken by over 5 mill people across the countries of Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania.

English subtitles will be available to viewers.

Has Netflix released a trailer for Atlantics?

A trailer for Atlantics is now available to stream on Netflix.

Will Atlantics win an Oscar?

As the winner of the Cannes Grand Prize, Atlantics is a shoo-in for the Oscar nomination for Best International Feature Film.

A smash hit with the critics, it’s hard to see how any other film could beat Atlantics for the grandest prize.

Are you looking forward to the release of Atlantics? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.