Official Selection out of Competition | 102 min | 2019


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About the Film

Ladj Ly’s explosive first feature follows Stéphane as he joins the Anti-Crime Brigade in Montfermeil of the Parisian suburbs. Alongside his new colleagues Chris and Gwada—both experienced members—his mind begins to quickly identify and analyze the escalating tensions between neighborhood gangs. During an arrest, the group finds itself overrun, as a drone hovers above, documenting their every movement and action. The film competed in the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, and was the joint winner of the Jury Prize.

Film Info

Section Official Selection out of Competition
Year 2019
Length 102 min
Language French with subtitles in English and Arabic
Country France
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Ladj Ly
Screenplay Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini
Cinematography Julien Poupard
Music Pink Noise
Editing Flora Volpelière
Producer Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral, Alexis Manenti
Production Company SRAB Films, Rectangle Productions,  Lyly Films
Sound Design
Sound Arnaud Lavaleix, Matthieu Autin, Jérôme Gonthier, Marco Casanova
Cast Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga

Film Contacts

Directed by: Ladj Ly