Back Alley
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    Back Alley

    La Contre-allée

    Directed by

    France

    2014

    29 min

    • French

    Drama, Short

    Suzanne has been a prostitute for 15 years. She has her turf, her regular johns, her freedom. One day, young African prostitutes settle nearby. Suzanne is threatened.

    Awards

    • Special Mention from the Script Jury - Côté-court, Pantin FF
    • Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting, Laure Calamy - Sundance FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Laure Calamy
    Bruce Chatirichvili
    Kevin Kugler
    Philippe Schnee
    Bruno Clairefond
    Solange Pinturier
    Screenplay
    Cécile Ducrocq
    Cinematography
    Martin Rit
    Editing
    Damien Maestraggi
    Music
    Sébastien Pouderoux
    Production
    ANNEE ZERO
    Cécile Ducrocq

    Cécile Ducrocq

    France

    Cécile Ducrocq studied History and Political Science in Paris. She first chose to be an actress but then decided to change career path and start scriptwriting and directing. In 2010, her first short film EVERYBODY SAYS I LOVE YOU, was selected in more than 30 festivals and awarded the Special Unifrance Prize in Cannes. She then directed MODEL DAUGHTER in 2011 and NEVERLAND in 2012. In 2014, she directed BACK ALLEY, selected at La Semaine de la Critique, rewarded at the Sundance Film Festival and at the César 2015 for Best Short Film.