Magazine article Screen International

Other Angle Boards Senegalese Resistance Fighter Drama 'Our Patriots'

Magazine article Screen International

Other Angle Boards Senegalese Resistance Fighter Drama 'Our Patriots'

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Paris-based sales agent Other Angle has boarded Gabriel Le Bomin's Second World War drama Our Patriots about real-life Senegalese resistance fighter Addi Bâ.

Marc Zinga plays Bâ, who was nicknamed "der schwarze terrorist" (the black terrorist) by the Germans for his role in a French resistance division operating in the Vosges in eastern France.

Louane Emera, who shot to fame in the role of the talented musical daughter Paula Belier in box office hit La Famille Belier, and Alexandra Lamy are also in the cast as the women who helped hide Bâ from the Germans. Further cast members include Pierre Deladonchamps.

Other Angle chief Olivier Albou says the film is in a similar vein to Rachid Bouchareb's Days Of Glory.

"There aren't that many films looking at the role Africans played in fighting the Germans and none, as far as I know, about black resistance fighters during the war," says Albou. …

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