Amin came from Senegal nine years ago to work in France, leaving behind his wife Aïsha and their three children. His work is his life, his friends, the men who live with him in the social home. Aïsha sees her husband only once or twice a year, for a week or two, sometimes a month. She accepts this situation as a necessity: the money that Amin sends to Senegal provides for several people. One day, Amin meets Gabrielle and a relationship starts between them. At first, Amin is reserved. There is the language barrier, his modesty. So far, separated from his wife, he has led a life devoted to duty and knew he had to remain vigilant. A work of tender humanism and stultifyingly good intentions, Amin explores the plight of people like eponymous immigrant Amin who, for various reasons, find themselves distanced from their family and loved ones.
Like his previous films, Faucon specializes in societal and political issues in Amin “I live in a given society at a given time, and I can’t see how I could take an interest in a means of expression such as cinema without taking an interest in the world and time in which I live.”