First screened in May 2015
Director: Karim Dridi. Cast: Sami Bouajila, Ouassani Embarek, Philippe Ambrosini, Frédéric Andrau, Nozha Khouadra, Sofiane Madjid Mammeri, Jamila Darwich-Farah, Benhaïssa Ahouari, Christian Mazucchini, Bakhta Tayeb, Maryline Nobili, Bernard Llopis, Farida Melaab. Screenplay: Karim Dridi.

Twitter Capsule: Tension in the French metropole, evoked with more flash and greater tactility than in La Haine. Solid exercise. Abrupt end.

VOR:   Unusual middle-ground between caustic indictment of xenophobia and urban blight and fanciful romanticizing of hardship and poverty. Rich, saturated cross-section of Marseille.

Photo © 1995 La Sept Cinéma/Thelma Film AG/CMC/Société Nouvelle de la
Cinématographie/La Télévision Suisse Romande, © 1996 Turbulent Arts

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Cannes Film Festival: Prix de la jeunesse (French)

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