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La pirogue (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,836Details
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Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue. Like many of his Senegalese compatriots, he sometimes dreams of new horizons, where he can earn a better living for his family. When he is offered to lead one of the many pirogues that head towards Europe via the Canary Island, he reluctantly accepts the job, knowing full-well the dangers that lie ahead. Leading a group of 30 men who don't all speak the same language, some of whom have never seen the sea, Baye Laye will confront many perils in order to reach the distant coasts of Europe.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,301-14,400) 14,375 $8,836
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,501-19,600) 19,580 $8,836

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 23rd, 2013 (Limited) by ArtMattan Productions
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: On a Boat, Immigration, Suicide, Disaster, Rescue
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Les Chauves-Souris, Astou Films, Arte France Cinema, Appaloosa Films, Royal Pony Film, Studio 37, Le Centre National du Cinema et de L'Image, Canal Plus, Cine Plus, TV5 Monde, La Banque Postale Image
Production Countries: France,

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Production and Technical Credits

Eric Neve    Screenwriter
David Bouchet    Screenwriter
Abasse Ndione    Story Creator
Eric Neve    Producer
Oumar Sy    Producer
Adrien Maigne    Producer
Oumar Sall    Production Designer
Josie Miljevic    Editor
Prince Ibrahima Ndour    Composer
Thomas Letellier    Director of Photography

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/02/01 77 $2,914   1 $2,914   $8,836 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/02/01 77 $2,914   1 $2,914   $8,836 3

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