A film by Robert Guédiguian

1981 France - Drama


Estaque-Riaux in the northern suburbs of Marseilles. Gilbert and his friends are well aware that their lives won't be like their parents. The factories are closing down and their future is uncertain. Meanwhile, Gilbert does odd jobs around the port and meets his friends at he local bar. There is Banana, the unshakeable, chronically unemployed, painter, Buole, Gilbert's sensitive brother who realizes that he may end up in jail and mario, the truck driver who can't choose between his friends and his family. With its roots in authentic classical cinema, the film comes alive with the force and poignancy of contemporary reality.

  • cast

    • Ariane Ascaride (Josiane)
    • Gérard Meylan (Gilbert)
  • crew

    • Screenplay
    • Franck Le Wita
    • Screenplay
    • Robert Guédiguan
    • Cinematography
    • Gilberto Azevedo
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 85 min
    • Format
    • Color 35mm