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Restless City Details


The lives of African immigrants making their way on the rough and tumble streets of New York City inspired this independent drama. Djibril (Sy Alassane) is a 21-year-old man who has recently left Senegal for a new life in Manhattan. While Djibril once pursued a career as a musician, in New York he's too busy scouring the city for a job and keeping himself afloat to devote much time to his art. As sidetracked as Djibril may be, he can't help but notice Trini (Sky Grey), a beautiful fellow immigrant who lives in his neighborhood, and the two find themselves falling in love. However, Trini makes her living as a streetwalker, and she is currently under the thumb of Bekay (Anthony Okungbowa), a mean-spirited pimp and loan shark; Djibril wants to take Trini away from Bekay so they can find happiness together, but this is a dangerous and difficult task. Restless City was the first feature film from writer and director Andrew Dosunmu; the film was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 27, 2012


Anthony Okungbowa
as Bekay
Maduka Steady
as Ten Step
Danai Gurira
as Sisi
Ger Duany
as Rocky
Lenore Thomas
as Candy


Andrew Dosunmu
Katie Mustard
Bradford Young
Chad Keith
Production Designer
Anthony Okungbowa
Executive Producer
David Raymond
Executive Producer
Wil Masisak
Sound Mixer
Melanie Harris
Key Make-up
Melanie Harris
Key Hairstylist
Lois Drabkin
Casting Director
Carly Hugo
Unit Production Manager