Laurent and Safi
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The Anton Vassil's musical film "Laurent and Safi" proposes to the spectators a modern version of a fairy tale. Laurent performs as charming and Safi performs as a princess. The movie speaks also about the interracial weddings in France where they aren't totally accepted. This may be explains why any french distributors don't accept to support this movie. Safi is a young malian girl who wants to find a true love but she isn't lucky. Her family imposes her a cousin Omar as husband and a boy names Innocent tries to seduce her but he is silly.
Under the advises of her best friend Raymonde she decides to use a specialized website for finding the good man. Laurent a young man from the upper class is going to get married with a rich young woman. He is ambitious and considers his wedding as an opportunity but his best friend Eric makes a bet with him. Eric proposes to Laurent to meet an african girl for having sexual relationships with her as giving a bachelor party before his wedding. Eric makes the pression on Laurent for inscribing him on a specialized website who is the same where Safi is. The both finish by meeting themselves.
Laurent invites Safi for having a drink in a bar and he tries to kiss her on the lips but she doesn't accept that during the first meeting. Laurent is seduced by Safi and he decides to bring he in a party organized by Eric. Eric is very unpolished with Safi. He tries to seduce her and he clearly explains to Safi that she will never belong to the same social sphere as the Laurent social sphere. Safi goes out speedly but Laurent runs after her. A love affair begins between the both in spite of the disapprobation of the both families. The father of Laurent is a very authoritarian person and he uses racists arguments against the relationship between his son and Safi : the color of the skin, the difference of the social sphere and the instruction level.
Safi invents a stratagem for escaping to the pression of her family. she moves to Bamako for helping a friend who gets married but when she arrives she meets her cousin Omar. During that time Laurent recieves a promotion and his boss explains clearly to him that he must to get married and that Safi isn't the good candidate.Getting tipsy by his success Laurent accepts. During that time Safi is waiting for news about Laurent because she feels herself alone. When she comes back to France she becomes to be despressed. Finally she decides to wait in front of the Laurent office and she asks him to tell the truth. The screenplay seems to be written (Safi will get married with Omar and Laurent will get married with a girl who belong to the upper class) but on event will distroy it. A friend of Safi appears when Laurent is becoming to go into the church. She explains that Safi is waiting for him. Laurent leaves the ceremony and goes to meet Safi.
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