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LA MENTALE

by Manuel Boursinhac

synopsis

Dris and Yanis, two young guys on the block, choose crime as a way out of the concrete jungle. Petty break-ins lead to daring hold-ups; Dris and Yanis become experts at their craft. Their crew: Niglo the Gypsy, Foued the son of Senegalese immigrants, Nina the beautiful Gypsy thief who’s in love with Dris.
Today Dris is turning 33. Today he is being released from prison after serving a four-year stint. Today he’s going to settle down. He wants to lead a calm life with Lise, a woman he met before going to jail. She knows about his violent past and refuses to condone it.

original title: LA MENTALE
country: France
sales agent: Gaumont
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Manuel Boursinhac
release date: FR 23/10/2002, CH 23/10/2002, BE 30/10/2002, HU 29/05/2003
screenplay: Manuel Boursinhac, Bibi Naceri
cast: Samuel Le Bihan, Samy Naceri, Clotilde Courau, Marie Guillard, Michel Duchaussoy, Philippe Nahon
cinematography by: Kevin Jewison
film editing: Hervé de Luze
art director: Nikos Meletopoulos
costumes designer: Marlène Aouat
music: Thierry Robin
producer: Alain Goldman
production: Gaumont, TF1 Films Production, Canal+ (FR)
distributor: Gaumont Distribution, Monopole Pathé (CH), Les Films de l'Elysée (BE), Best Hollywood (HU)
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