This article originally appeared on i-D UK.

Imagine waking up one morning to find the person you loved had mysteriously disappeared. That’s the premise of Atlantics, the new, spectral coming-of-age love story coming to Netflix later this year.

The directorial debut from French actor Mati Diop, Atlantics follows 17-year-old Ada: a Senegalese girl torn between Souleiman, the boy she loves, and the astute businessman her family wants her to marry instead. One morning, she awakes to find that Souleiman, alongside a group of other exploited construction workers in the town, have left the city in the middle of the night, attempting to cross the Atlantic and find a better future in Europe.

Heartbroken, she’s forced to marry the man she has no love for. But after a fire breaks out on her wedding night, it soon transpired that the men have returned as spirits. Some are looking for vengeance, or to settle unfinished business. Souleiman just wants to see his lover again.

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