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by David Oelhoffen


Born and raised in a suburb ridden by drug trafficking, Driss and Manuel were like brothers. As adults, they have gone down exactly the opposite path: Manuel chose to embrace this thug life, while Driss completely rejected it and became a cop.When Manuel’s biggest deal goes terribly wrong, the two men meet again and come to realize they both need each other to survive in their worlds. Between betrayals and resentments, and despite their hatred, they renew deep ties around the one thing they have left in common: their visceral commitment to the place of their childhood.

international title: Close Enemies
original title: Frères ennemis
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: BAC Films
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: David Oelhoffen
film run: 111'
release date: FR 3/10/2018, BE 3/10/2018, GR 11/10/2018, IT 28/03/2019, ES 14/06/2019
screenplay: David Oelhoffen, Jeanne Aptekman
cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Reda Kateb, Adel Bencherif, Nicolas Giraud, Fianso, Sabrina Ouazani, Gwendolyn Gourvenec, Marc Barbé, Yann Goven, John Sehil
cinematography by: Guillaume Deffontaines
film editing: Anne-Sophie Bion
art director: Stéphane Taillasson
costumes designer: Anne-Sophie Gledhill
producer: Marc Du Pontavice, Margaux Balsan
production: One World Films, Versus Production
backing: OCS (FR), Région Ile-de-France (FR), Sofica SofiTVciné (FR), Cofimage (FR)
distributor: BAC Films, O'Brother Distribution, Spentzos Film, Europictures, La Aventura

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