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A Feature film by Éliane de Latour

Produced by Hachette Première et Cie

Release in France : 22/11/2000

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Hachette Première et Cie

Film exports/foreign sales :

FTD International Cinéma

Co-productions :

Les Films d'Ici, Arte France Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma

French distribution :

Rezo Films


Two young men accidentally kill a man in an African shantytown. They hide out in the ghetto known as the “Bronx,” joining up with the gang that control the neighborhood.

Violence, partying, the brotherhood of gang life become the daily routine. Toussaint, the eldest, seeks out the protection of “old guard” Tyson. He adapts to the law of the mob, based on honor and respect for the elders, while seeking a way out through his relationship with Miriam, a young hawker at the local fishmarket.
His friend, Nixon, feels left out, and their relationship deteriorates. Nixon contests the “Miami law” laid down by the “old guard,” a law requiring the young kids on the block to share their loot. After all, everyone knows how tough his father was! Why should he have to jump through hoops? With his friends Tupac, Amaru and Simpliste, Nixon mounts a pitiful hold-up that goes badly wrong. To get him out of prison, Toussaint is obliged to betray his crew.
Together once again, the two friends must flee to “Barbès,” lorded over by bloodthirsty Tarek Aziz. Here their dreams of freedom and happy tomorrows founder…

Full credits (10)

Executive Producers :

René Cleitman, Serge Lalou

Director of Photography :

Stéphane Fontaine

Press Attaché (film) :

Sandrine Lamantowicz

Sound editor :

Mathilde Cousin

Continuity supervisor :

Olivia Bruynoghe

Screenwriter :

Éliane de Latour

Sound Recordist :

Olivier Schwob

Editor :

Anne Weil

Assistant editor :

Mathilde Cousin

Music Composers :

Philippe Miller, Michel Marre

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

French, African dialect

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Nationality :

100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 50 min

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Audio format :

Dolby DTS

Posters (1)


Festival Selections (4)

Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2001

Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2001)


Main Program Section Feature Films

BFI London Film Festival - 2000

BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2000)


Films selected

Locarno International Film Festival - 2000

Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, 2000)

Selection (2)

International Competition

Piazza Grande