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FIPRESCI Prize Torino Film Fest
"A genuine thing of beauty" -Film Comment
"Visually stunning, emotionally devastating and a big challenge for audiences -- just the kind of
risk Sundance should nurture" -Rolling Stone
"Uniquely ravishing, its effect hypnotic...a real-world vision of what American indies could be if
they dared to recognize the drama in our own neighborhoods." -Village Voice
Critic's Pick "A delicately funny tale about everyday surrealism...a mirror up to a world
that alternately looks everything and nothing like our own." -Manohla Dargis, NY Times
"The movie's dreamlike state is heightened by
the beautiful cinematography of Sean Kirby, who shows us a Seattle unlike any seen on film before.
Here, our city becomes a lush green wonderland, in which anything can happen; a place of mysterious
beauty." -Seattle Times
Recommended! "Quietly unsettling in its vision of modern-day isolation." -Chicago Reader
An African man, known only as Z (and played by non-professional actor Pape Sidy Niang, a former
football champion from Senegal), works as a bicycle cop in Seattle. This extraordinary debut feature
follows him on his daily beat, through incidents alternately absurd, mundane, brutal and shocking.
And all the while, his thoughts return to his American girlfriend, who's possibly cuckolding him
while on a camping holiday with a male friend... Shooting in widescreen, Devor conjures a mood of
almost dreamlike abstraction, setting Z's internal monologue against the comedy and horror of the
events he witnesses. Formally remarkable, richly cinematic, this is US independent filmmaking of the
Directed by Robinson Devor, U.S.A., 2005, 81 mins. In English & Wolof with English