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by Karim Dridi


The story revolves around Sofiane, a brilliant 20-year-old student who has come back to his birthplace of Marseille for his university holidays. But his drug-dealer brother is gunned down before his very eyes. Sofiane then abandons his studies and infiltrates the drug ring, prepared to do whatever it takes to avenge his death. He quickly rises up the ranks and sets himself up as the right-hand man of the kingpin, Réda. Ensnared by the inescapable pattern of the drug business, Sofiane gets caught in a downward spiral of violence. Will he go so far as to sacrifice his family, his teenage love and his very soul to find his brother’s murderer?

international title: Chouf
original title: Chouf
country: France
sales agent: Doc & Film International
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Karim Dridi
release date: FR 5/10/2016
screenplay: Karim Dridi
cast: Sofian Khammes, Foued Nabba, Oussama Abdul Aal, Nailia Harzoune
cinematography by: Patrick Ghiringhelli
film editing: Monique Dartonne
art director: Yann Mercier
costumes designer: Karine Serrano
producer: Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb
production: Tessalit Productions, Mirak Films, France 3 Cinéma
backing: CNC


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2016
Special Screenings
Festival du Film d'Angoulême 2016 
Warsaw Film Festival 2016 

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