Director: Laurent Larivière

97 minutes, France/Belgium, 2015

Thirty-year-old Sandrine (Louise Bourgoin) is down on her luck; unemployed, she is forced to return home to live with her mother (Anne BenoÎt) and family, who have their own issues, while she chooses her next step in life. Without many options, Sandrine agrees to take a job at her uncle Henri’s (Jean-Hugues Anglade) dog kennels which, it transpires, is a front for Eastern European dog trafficking. Her reaction, however, is more pragmatic than outraged; throwing herself into the work, she soon gains authority and respect in this criminal underworld. But sometimes even good soldiers stop taking orders. (DOM)
Official selection, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2015.
Director’s Note: “I Am Soldier is a tough, sobering story of the lengths we can go to in order to survive.”
Showing as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2015 (November 18th – 29th)

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