directed by
Angelo Cianci

Writer(s)

Angelo Cianci

With

Hippolyte Girardot
Mohammed Fellag
Aymen Saïdi

Technical data

Year: 2010
Language: French
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 94min
Producers: Tu Vas Voir (F);
Kasso Inc. (F);
Nicolas Steil - Iris Productions
Distribution: Memento Films (France, Andorra, Monaco);
Memento Films International (worldwide except France, Andorra, Monaco, Luxembourg)
Iris Productions (Luxembourg)

Awards and festivals

Fipresci Prize for International Criticism, Section Panorama, Berlin Film Festival - Germany - 2011;

Young Jury Award at the 15th Festival des Jeunes Réalisateurs de Saint Jean de Luz - 2010;

Special Jury Award for Best Male Hope for Aymen Saïdi at the 15th Festival des jeunes Réalisateurs de Saint Jean de Luz - 2010

Nominated for the Cinema Fairbinet Award at the Berlinale - Germany - 2011;

Nominated for the "Prix Lumière du Meilleur Acteur" for Ayemn Saïdi - France - 2011;

Section Panorama at the International Festival of Berlin - Germany - 2011;

International Film Festival  Trondheim Kosmorama - Norway - 2011;

International Film Festival Sydney IFF - Australia - 2011;

International Film Festival Taipei IFF - Taiwan - 2011;

International Film Festival Galway Film Fleadth - UK - 2011;

International Film Festival in Jerusalem - Israel - 2011;

International Film Festival,  Komische Filmnacht - Allemagne - 2011;

International Film Festival Odessa IFF - Ukraine - 2011;

International Film Festival Melbourne IFF - Australia - 2011;

International Film Festival Milano Film Festival - Italy - 2011;

International Film Festival Riga Arsenal - Latvia - 2011;

International Film Festival Vancouver - Canada - 2011;

International Film Festival Chicago IFF - United-States -2011;

International Film Festival Calgary - Canada - 2011;

International Independent Film Festival Norrkoping - Sweden - 2011;

International Film Festival Antalaya - Turkey - 2011;

International Film Festival Gand - 2011;

International Film Festival Naples - Italy - 2011;

Film Festival of Valladolid - Spain - 2011;

International Film Festival Groeningen - Netherlands- 2011;

International Film Festival Tübingen - Germany - 2011;

International Film Festival Montréal - Canada - 2011;

Festival du Cinéma Européen de Lodz - Pologne - 2011;

International Film Festival Braunschweig - Allemagne - 2011;

International Film Festival Noir de Manresa - Spain - 2011;

International Film Festival Leeuwarden - Netherlands - 2011;

Festival du Film Français - UK - 2011;

International Film Festival  Goa - India - 2011;

Festival du Film Français Unifrance de Singapoure - Singapur - 2011;

International Film Festival Chennai - India - 2011;

International Film Festival Bengaluru - India - 2011;

International Film Festival Belgrade - Serbia - 2011;

International Film Festival Hawaï - United States- 2011;

Présenté dans le cadre du Festival du Film de Paris - France - 2010;

En compétition Officielle au 15ième Festival des Jeunes Réalisateurs de Saint Jean de Luz - 2010;

 

Synopsis

This is not the way it was supposed to happen. Like every other morning, Christian Echeveria, huissier, should have been able to levy his daily distress in this parisian suburb, before going back to his comfortable home. But that's not what destiny had planned for him, as he'll get to understand it when Salem Atelhadj, 17, takes him a hostage, under his father's desperate eyes, in the tower's twelth floor which will soon be surrounded by policemen and anti-terrorists squads…