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by Jean-Baptiste Andrea


The story of 38-year-old Gabriel Chevalier, a former member of the criminal investigation department. He is unemployed and marginal with a daughter to look after, when a previous informer offers him the job of carrying a briefcase whose contents he ignores in exchange for a fabulous fee. His employers, whose identity he ignores, assure him that the briefcase contains nothing illegal. Gabriel, who thinks the money will solve all his problems, accepts the terms of the contract: to never, under any circumstances, open the briefcase. His deliveries takes him to strange destinations to meet even stranger clients. Gabriel fast becomes rich, finally emerging from years of misery. But as he starts to take himself back in hand, his conscience and policeman's instinct are reawakened…

international title: Brotherhood of Tears
original title: La Confrérie des larmes
country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Jean-Baptiste Andrea
film run: 100'
release date: FR 09/10/2013
screenplay: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Gaël Malry
cast: Jérémie Renier, Audrey Fleurot, Bouli Lanners, Mélusine Mayance
cinematography by: Jean-Pierre Sauvaire
film editing: Antoine Vareille
art director: Diana van de Vossenberg
costumes designer: Nathalie Leborgne
music: Laurent Perez
producer: Didar Domehri, Laurent Baudens, Gaël Nouaille
co-producer: Jean-Jacques Neira, Jeanne Geiber
production: Full House, Direct Cinéma, Saga Film, Red Lion, Maneki Films
distributor: Rezo Films
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