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HANDS UP

by Romain Goupil

synopsis

Milana tells us what happened to her 60 years ago in 2009… A pupil in a primary school in Paris and originally from Chechnya, Milana is threatened with deportation. Her friends swear to do all they can to stay together ... The film’s charming acknowledgement of the secret hideouts, notes, codes, and communications introduce a 21st century childhood founded on a social and political conflict, where the young gang's sense of play cannot be separated from their sense of camaraderie and resistance.

original title: Les Mains en l'air
country: France
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Romain Goupil
film run: 90'
release date: FR 09/06/2010, BE 07/07/2010, IT 01/06/2011, ES 05/08/2011
screenplay: Romain Goupil
cast: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Hippolyte Girardot, Linda Doudaeva, Jules Ritmanic, Louna Klanit, Louka Masset, Jeremie Yousaf, Drama Sarambounou
cinematography by: Irina Lubtchansky
film editing: Laurence Briaud
art director: Jean-Baptiste Poirot
producer: Margaret Ménégoz
production: Les Films du Losange, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: Les Films du Losange, Les Films de L'Elysée, Teodora Film, A Contracorriente Films
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