Director: Jacques Audiard

155 minutes, France/Italy, 2009, 35mm

This film screened on Friday 13th November 2015.
Malik (Tahar Rahim), an illiterate 19-year-old of Algerian descent, is sentenced to six years in prison. On arrival, he is quickly targeted by the ruling Corsican gang, presided over by César Luciani (Niels Arestrup), who is keen to exploit Malik’s access to the rival Muslim faction, one of whom is a potential witness against his organisation. Pressured into killing the man, Malik quickly learns to adapt to his new life, gaining César’s trust even as he begins to expand his own criminal activities in this gritty, gripping thriller. (KC)
Director Jacques Audiard will partake in a post-screening Q&A.
Showing as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2015 (November 18th – 29th)

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