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…