Close Enemies

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    Close Enemies

    Frères Ennemis

    Directed by

    France

    2018

    111 min

    • French

    Drama

    Born and raised in a suburb ridden by drug trafficking, Manuel and Driss were like brothers. As adults, they have gone down exactly the opposite path: Manuel chose to embrace this thug life, while Driss completely rejected it and became a cop. When Manuel’s biggest deal goes terribly wrong, the two men meet again and come to realise they both need each other to survive in their worlds. Between betrayals and resentments, and despite their hatred, they renew deep ties around the one thing they have left in common: their visceral commitment to the place of their childhood.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Matthias Schoenaerts
    Reda Kateb
    Adel Bencherif
    Sofiane Zermani
    Nicolas Giraud
    Marc Barbe
    Sabrina Ouazani
    Gwendolyn Gourvenec
    Astrid Whettnall
    Screenplay
    David Oelhoffen
    Jeanne Aptekman
    Cinematography
    Guillaume Deffontaines
    Editing
    Anne-Sophie Bion
    Music
    Superpoze
    Sales
    BAC FILMS
    Production
    ONE WORLD FILMS

    Press

    A top-tier genre yarn.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Matthias Schoenaerts leads a gritty, twisty piece of pulp fiction.

    Jacob Knight, Birth Movies Death

    David Oelhoffen

    David Oelhoffen

    France

    David Oelhoffen (1968) is a French film director and screenwriter. His debut feature IN YOUR WAKE premiered in the International Critics' Week of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. His next film FAR FROM MEN 2014, in competition at the 71st Venice IFF. CLOSE ENEMIES is his latest feature which also premiered at Venice.