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by Manuel Schapira


Moses was just an infant when he arrived illegally at Mayotte, a French overseas island. Raised by a French nurse, he is now a 13-year-old boy feared by some locals because he has different colored eyes, what they call the “eyes of the devil”. Upon his mother's sudden death and fearing deportation, he joins the slums where dozens of kids live on their own, completely abandoned from society. Following Bruce, the tyrannical leader of the gang, Moses must adopt their codes in order to survive.

international title: Tropic of Violence
original title: Tropique de la violence
country: France
sales agent: Memento International
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Manuel Schapira
film run: 92'
release date: 23/03/2022
screenplay: Manuel Schapira, Delphine de Vigan
cast: Gilles-Alane Ngalamou Hippocrate, Céline Sallette, Dali Benssalah, Fazal Bacar-Moilim
cinematography by: Benoit Soler
film editing: Lilian Corbeille
music: Olivier Marguerit
producer: Carole Lambert
production: Windy Production, France 2 Cinéma
distributor: Tandem Films

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