TROPIC OF VIOLENCE
(orig. TROPIQUE DE LA VIOLENCE)
German PremiereFrance 2021Language:French, SwahiliSubtitles:GermanDirector:Manuel SchapiraWriter:Manuel Schapira, Delphine De ViganCinematographer:Benoît SolerEditor:Lilian CorbeilleSound:Benjamin Charier, Niels BarlettaWith:Gilles Alane Ngalamou Hippocrate, Bacar-Moilim, Dali Benssalah, Céline SalletteProducer:Carole LambertProduction Company:Windy ProductionDistributor:Memento Films International92 min, Colour
Every night, hundreds of people are washed up in small boats on the coast of the tropical island of Mayotte, a department of France – among them baby Moses. The French nurse Marie takes him in and raises him as her own son. Moses is 13 when his adoptive mother suddenly dies. He ends up in the slums, where many children are completely on their own. In order to survive there, he must join the gang's tyrannical leader and follow his rules. Can Moses be saved a second time? TROPIC OF VIOLENCE is the first feature film shot on Mayotte - an absolutely captivating debut about the CITY OF GOD of France.
Age rating: from 16 years
Director's Biography:Manuel Schapira (*1972) studied philosophy and film. In film he worked first as an electrician, then as an assistant director. His feature film debut TROPIC OF VIOLENCE (director & screenplay) is based on the eponymous novel by Nathacha Appanah.
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