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by Sacha Wolff


The odyssey of Soane, a young Calidonian from Wallis island, who leaves everything behind to try his luck in France as a rugby player. French, although not considered such, an eternal stranger, Soane has a thirst for freedom, and struggles to get the recognition that he deserves.

international title: Mercenary
original title: Mercenaire
country: France
sales agent: Be for Films
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Sacha Wolff
film run: 104'
release date: FR 5/10/2016
screenplay: Sacha Wolff
cast: Toki Pilioko, Iliana Zabeth, Mikaele Tuugahala
cinematography by: Samuel Lahu
film editing: Laurence Manheimer
costumes designer: Sarah Diehl
music: Luc Meilland
producer: Claire Bodechon, Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Bréhat
co-producer: Rémi Burah, Olivier Père
production: Timshel Productions, 3B Productions, ARTE France Cinéma
distributor: Ad Vitam


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2016Directors' Fortnight
La Rochelle International Film Festival 2016
Festival du Film d'Angoulême 2016
BFI London Film Festival 2016
Torino Film Festival 2016

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