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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Mercenaire

Fortnight 2016, Feature film, 1h52

Synopsis

Soane, a young man of Wallisian origin from New Caledonia, defies his father’s authority to go play rugby in France. Left to his own devices on the other side of the world, his odyssey will take him on the path to becoming a man in a world where there is a price to be paid for success.

Director

Sacha Wolff

Sacha Wolff has directed several award -winning short films selected for a number of international film festivals. A graduate of the Fémis School of cinema, he also pursues documentary film-making, which fuels and enriches his fiction work. Mercenaire, his first feature film, notably received the Gan Foundation Award in 2014.

Iliana Zabeth
Laurent Pakihivatau
Mikaele Tuugahala
Petelo Sealeu
Toki Pilioko

Screenplay
Sacha Wolff

Image
Samuel Lahu

Sound
Julien Sicart

Editing
Laurence Manheimer

Music
Luc Meilland

Production
Timshel Productions
10 passage des Taillandiers
75011 Paris – France
T : +33 1 43 13 10 60
contact@timshel-productions.com

3B Productions
10 passage des Taillandiers
75011 Paris – France
T : +33 1 43 13 10 60
contact@3b-productions.com

Coproduction
Arte France Cinéma (France)

Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales
Be For Films
Avenue des Villas, 28A
1060 Bruxelles – Belgique
T : +32 4 898 02 123
info@beforfilms.com
www.beforfilms.com

Distribution
Ad Vitam
71 rue de la Fontaine au Roy
75011 Paris – France
T : +33 1 55 28 97 00
contact@advitamdistribution.com
www.advitamdistribution.com

Presse / Publicist
France
Marie Queysanne
marie@marie-q.fr
Assistée de Charly Destombes
charly@marie-q.fr

Awards

Bridging the Borders Award au Festival de Palm Springs 2017,Label Europa Cinema 2016,Valois de la Mise en scène au Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulème 2016

Press release

EXTRAITS

“Une odyssée, au sens strict du terme” – Le Monde
“Loin des clichés de cartes postales ou de tout imaginaire et prédiction” – Libération
“Un film singulier, aux accents intenses et lyriques” – Télérama
“Cette année, le rugby aura aussi droit à son moment de gloire à Cannes” – Rugbyrama
“An impressively fierce feature debut” – The Hollywood Reporter
“(An) offbeat and involving mini-saga of self-reliance” – Screen International