Thierry de Peretti’s film, loosely based on real events, takes place in the seedy underbelly of sunny, tourist-friendly Corsica.
After a group of teenagers treat themselves to a party in an unoccupied villa, their petty theft of random items, including an antique rifle, leads the owners to employ local criminals to punish those responsible. Eager to avoid trouble, Aziz takes responsibility, and does not betray his friends. But one of them, François-Jo, is not satisfied with Aziz’s word.
Moody and gripping throughout, the film draws viewers in with its increasing sense of dread. (KC)
Official selection, Directors’ Fortnight Cannes 2013
Director’s Note: A tragedy of social division, the melancholic night skies contrast with the acutely realistic drama taking place below.
This film is screening as part of the First-Time Directors strand of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival (November 20th – December 1st 2013).