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by James Huth


Samy lives happily outside the system, in the housing projects, alongside his childhood friends and his wife Jihane, who is expecting their first child. To provide for the needs of his future family – very reluctantly – he takes a job as a night watchman in a luxury goods store. Philippe Etienne is the wealthiest man in France. Cold, unfeeling, since his wife died a year ago, he has devoted himself entirely to his business. Alexandre – his only son, and heir to the entire Etienne fortune – keeps his father at arms’ length, seeking refuge in the lonely world of the spoiled child. For his birthday, Philippe opens the toy department of the store where Samy works and tells Alexandre he can take whatever he wants. Alexandre chooses Samy!

international title: The New Toy
original title: Le nouveau jouet
country: France
sales agent: Goodfellas
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: James Huth
film run: 112'
release date: FR 19/10/2022, BE 19/10/2022, HU 22/12/2022
screenplay: Jamel Debbouze, Mohamed Hamidi, James Huth, Sonja Shillito, Francis Veber
cast: Jamel Debbouze, Daniel Auteuil, Simon Faliu, Alice Belaïdi, Anna Cervinka, Aton, Laurent Saint-Gérard, Salim Kissari, Lucia Sanchez, Dorylia Calmel
cinematography by: Stéphane Le Parc
film editing: Monica Coleman
art director: Stéphane Makedonsky
costumes designer: Camille Janbon
music: Goodwing & Foltz
producer: Richard Grandpierre
executive producer: Richard Grandpierre
associate producer: Laine R. Kline, Muriel Sauzay
line producer: Frédéric Doniguian
production: Eskwad, M6 Films
distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing France, Cinéart

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