What if I want to believe in it?

Says Samba Cissé, the hero of the french movie „Samba“, a migrant from Senegal to France, who works as a dish washer in a hotel. When Samba is suddenly ordered to leave France, he enlists the help of Alice, an emotionally vulnerable immigration advocate with little experience but plenty of heart. Inevitably, she falls in love with him and he finally falls for her.

But his uncle is hardly questioning the good intentions of the woman; someone with such a different social background. How could this french woman possibly have feelings for his nephew? And most of all: Samba should exclusively think about his future and don’t complicate things with a woman… It’ll mean more trouble – „What can you give a woman after all?“, he asks him.

But Samba strongly believes in this unexpected bond and fiercely replies to his uncle: „Can’t I decide for myself for once? How do you know what’s right for me? WHAT IF I WANT TO BELIEVE IN IT?”, this was what struck me personally. So, when someone tells you it can’t be done, it’s more a reflection of their limitations, not yours…

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