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L’AVOCAT

by Cédric Anger

synopsis

The story of Léo Mazurier. Recently admitted to the bar, he works as an intern in the chambers of Maître Mecco with the aim of learning the tricks of the trade and earning fast money. When he is offered the chance to become the lawyer to a local “godfather” behind a large-scale illegal cigarette sale operation, it doesn’t take him long to make up his mind. For a comfortable salary, all he has to do is draw up contracts for bogus companies and defend the gang members when they get arrested. But Léo plunges into the depths of a dark, violent and ruthless world.

original title: L’Avocat
country: France
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Cédric Anger
release date: BE 26/01/2011, FR 26/01/2011
screenplay: Cédric Anger
cast: Benoît Magimel, Gilbert Melki, Aïssa Maïga, Eric Caravaca, Samir Guesmi, Barbet Schroeder
cinematography by: Guillaume Schiffman
film editing: Simon Jacquet
art director: Antoine Platteau
costumes designer: Marielle Robaut
music: Grégoire Hetzel
producer: Thomas Klotz
production: Sunrise Films
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Canal +, région Languedoc-Roussillon
distributor: Victory Productions, SND (Société Nouvelle de Distribution) Films
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