May Allah Bless France!
Qu'Allah bénisse la France !

A film by Abd Al Malik

2014 France - Rap Drama

synopsis

The true story of a French teenager rising out from the underprivileged suburbs through love, education and rap music. Regis is a culturally gifted boy who dreams of success for his rap band through hard work and loyalty, but he must accept the drug money for the sake of his project. Discovering Islam and love, he bears with the harsh loss and paybacks of delinquency, until he finds alone the strength to express himself through rap music and slam-poetry – and ultimately becomes a major artist of the French music scene.  

  • cast

    • Marc Zinga (Régis / Abd Al Malik)
    • Sabrina Ouazani (Nawel)
    • Larouci Didi (Samir)
  • crew +

    • Producers
    • François Kraus
    • Denis Pineau-Valencienne (Films du Kiosque)
    • Fabien Coste (G!braltar Films)
    • Screenwriter
    • Abd Al Malik
    • from the novel by
    • Abd Al Malik
    • Cinematographer
    • Pierre Aïm
    • Original Music
    • Abd Al Malik
    • Bilal
    • Laurent Garnier
    • Wallen
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 96'
    • Ratio
    • Scope
    • Format
    • DCP
    • Language
    • French, Arabic, Lingala

awards & nominations +

  • International Critics award (FIPRESCI), Toronto 2014
  • Toronto 2014, Discovery
  • Special Mention, First Film Competition, Namur 2014
  • AFI FEST 2014, Breakthrough
  • Best Music, Ibis d'Or, La Baule 2014

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screenings in festivals & markets +

links

Domestic release :
Dec 10, 2014 (Ad Vitam)