Chouf

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    Chouf

    Directed by

    France

    2016

    108 min

    • French

    Drama

    Cannes IFF - Special Screenings

    Chouf: It means “look” in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the Marseille ghetto where he was born. His brother, a dealer, gets shot before his eyes. Sofiane gives up on his studies and gets involved in the drug network, ready to avenge him. He quickly rises to the top and becomes the boss’s right hand. Trapped by the system, Sofiane is dragged into a spiral of violence…

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Sofian Khammes
    Foued Nabba
    Nailia Harzoune
    Zine Darar
    Foziwa Mohamed
    Oussama Abdul Aal
    Tony Fourmann
    Mohamed Ali Mohamed Abdallah
    Hatika Karaoui
    Slimane Dazi
    Screenplay
    Karim Dridi
    Cinematography
    Patrick Ghiringhelli
    Editing
    Monique Dartonne
    Music
    Chkrrr
    Casey
    Kofs
    Production
    TESSALIT PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    MIRAK FILM
    Production
    FRANCE 3 CINEMA
    Sales
    DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL

    Press

    A brawny, widescreen feel.

    Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

    Chouf’s strongest card is the gritty authenticity of the setting.

    Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

    Karim Dridi

    Karim Dridi

    France

    Karim Dridi is a French screenwriter and director who was born in Tunisia. His 1994-debut feature PIGALLE was selected for Venice IFF. In 1996, BYE-BYE screened in the Un Certain Regard-section in Cannes. In the following years, he directed FOUL PLAY (1998), CUBA FELIZ (2000), FUREUR (2003), KHAMSA (2008) and THE LAST FLIGHT (2009). His 2016 feature CHOUF was part of the special screenings at Cannes IFF.