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BFI launches new role, sees key departures

EXCLUSIVE: BFI beefs up audience team; Stolz, Berg to depart.

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Samba

Samba

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dirs/scr: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano. France. 2014. 115mins

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