'Adú': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about Netflix's Spanish drama on immigration
The film links three stories around the central theme of immigration, in which none of its protagonists know that their destinies are linked and their lives will no longer be the same
Approaching the immigration story from two perspectives on both sides of a border fence, Adú is one of the best foreign-language films you can see about this complex subject. Director Salvador Calvo's Spanish film was inspired by the true story of Adou, an 8-year-old boy, discovered inside a suitcase thanks to a scanner at the customs of Tarajal in Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta. It is distributed by Paramount Pictures Spain.
'Adú' premieres on June 30 on Netflix.
In a desperate attempt to reach Europe and crouched before an airstrip in Cameroon, a six-year-old boy, Adú, and his older sister, Alika, wait to sneak into the holds of an airplane. Nearby, an environmental activist Gonzalo discovers a dead elephant, its tusks hacked off by poachers. As he gears up to fight against the poachers, he also has to deal with his estranged daughter Sandra, who has just arrived from Spain.
Thousands of kilometers to the north, in Melilla, Mateo is one of the civil guards guarding the fenced border. He and his team prepare to face the furious crowd of migrants who have begun an assault on the fence.
Three stories linked by a central theme of immigration, in which none of its protagonists know that their destinies are linked and their lives will no longer be the same.
The film's directed is Salvador Calvo and the script was written by Alejandro Hernández
Child actors, Moustapha Oumarou and Zayiddiya Dissou, play Adú and his older sister, Alika, respectively.
Luis Tosar plays the environmentalist Gonzalo, while Anna Castillo has been cast as his daughter Sandra. The part of Mateo, the civil guard, is essayed by Álvaro Cervantes. Other main cast members include Adam Nourou as Massar, Jesús Carroza as Javi, and Issaka Sawadogo as Kebila.
The trailer shows briefly the adventures of the boy named Adú as he escapes with his sister and later befriends a boy named Massar as he tries to get to Spain. The trailer also features clips of environmentalist Gonzalo in a tight spot with poachers and other scenes of him trying to reason with his daughter Sandra. Meanwhile, Mateo has to make a difficult decision about a judicial inquiry about violence at the fenced border.
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