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The Right of the Weakest

The Right of the Weakest

A Feature film by Lucas Belvaux

Produced by Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

Release in France : 19/07/2006


    The story takes place in Liège, Belgium, today.
    It's the story of four men, a woman, and a child who don't all know each other and who are brought together by fate.
    It's a story that begins in a warm atmosphere. Human warmth, the warmth of summer, the warmth of a bar where the men meet to play cards.
    It's a story about the sense of propriety that prevents people from talking about their suffering until it's too late. It's a story in which the money lacking in one place is all too visible in another. It's the story of people who can't go on, worn down, broken and exhausted by work. It's also the story of people who have none now. No work, no hope, no future, and who cling to their memories and the lies of the past.
    It's the story of three men who dream that something is still possible, in spite of everything. It's the story of men who'll take up arms to go and look for money where it is in the pockets of others because they feel they have the right. It's a story of tears, gunshots, and blood, in which not only children cry.
    A story where there's no good or bad. A story of weak and strong. Where everyone has their reasons, where everyone chooses sides. It's a story in which some die while others survive, a story that leaves no one unscathed.

    Actors (20)

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    France 3 Cinéma

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    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producer :

    Patrick Sobelman

    Screenwriter :

    Lucas Belvaux

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Millon

    Production manager :

    Marie-Frédérique Lauriot-dit-Prévost

    Editor :

    Ludo Troch

    Continuity supervisor :

    Marika Piedboeuf

    Music Composer :

    Riccardo Del Fra

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Rousseau

    Assistant directors :

    Christophe Marillier, Dominique Heinry

    Foreign producer :

    Diana Elbaum

    Sound Recordist :

    Henri Morelle

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens, Grégory Fleuriet

    Sound editor :

    Béatrice Wick

    Production Designer :

    Frédérique Belvaux

    Costume designer :

    Nathalie Raoul

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    Feature film

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    France, Belgium

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    Majority French (France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 56 min

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    Posters (1)


    News (6)

    Festival Selections (9)

    Lisbon - French Film Festival - 2006

    Lisbon - French Film Festival (Portugal, 2006)


    Week of French Cinema - films selected

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2006

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2006)


    Panorama of World Cinema

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2006

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