Illegal immigration, whimsical romance and slapstick comedy make for curious bedfellows in "Samba," the latest effort from French directing pair Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, who struck it huge in 2011 with their previous film, comedy-drama "The Intouchables."  

The pair have re-teamed with charismatic leading man Omar Sy, who plays the eponymous Samba, a Senegalese immigrant who’s lived undocumented in Paris for a decade with only his legal-resident uncle Lamouna (the excellent Youngar Fall) for backup. At the film’s open, an ostentatious, "Goodfellas"-esque tracking shot — one of few concessions to technical flashiness amid a low-key,…
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