BIFF 2020
Internasjonal fiksjon

Mercenaire

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Mercenary
Frankrike/ 2016/ 1 t. 52 min.
LANGUAGE:
fransk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Toki Pilioko, Iliana Zabeth, Laurent Pakihivatau, Petelo Sealeu
DIRECTOR:
Sacha Wolff
WRITER:
Sacha Wolff
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Samuel Lahu
PRODUCER:
Claire Bodechon, Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Bréhat
To rugby or not to be

Structured much like a classic sports drama, Sacha Wolff's MERCENARY defies convention by its choice of sports – rugby – its setting – New Caledonia and France – and its stakes: For as he takes on both French xenophobia and the authoritarian patriarchal culture of his homeland, twenty-something Polynesian protagonist Soane has little to win and all the more to lose. Mixing traditional Hollywood tropes with a gritty kitchen sink sensibility, Wolff's debut feature marks him out as a director to watch.

 

Sacha Wolff

Sacha Wolff (France, 1981) MERCENARY is his feature film debut.

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