Les Apaches

Les Apaches

Directed by: Thierry de Peretti

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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“If Larry Clark went to Corsica, it might look an awful lot like… this sexy adolescent thriller.” – Peter Debruge, Variety

masksOn the island of Corsica, a tension constantly simmers between the wealthy tourists and the lower-class locals. Aziz and his friends aren’t considering any of this when they break into an empty seaside house, looking for some illicit fun and a pool to lounge beside. But when the owners arrive for their vacation, there are dire consequences for the teenagers, who prove exceedingly easy to track down. Unbeknownst to Aziz, his pals also stole a pair of hunting rifles during the break-in, and might not be as loyal to him as he is to them. An atmospheric thriller simmering with adolescent sexuality, Les Apaches explores aspects of French culture that the mainstream cinema often ignores. The title refers to the slang term used by Paris police for juvenile delinquents, and the film, whose young characters are of Arab and Moroccan descent, narrows in on the subject of racial tension with considerable intelligence and nuance.

Part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014

NR, 82 Minutes, In French with English subtitles
France


"A potent mix of racial tension and adolescent sex."
- New York Times


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