Rachid Djaïdani started his film career as production assistant on La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz, before becoming a boxing champion and then an actor. He has published three novels and directed several documentaries and a webseries. In 2012 he made his first feature, Rengaine, on a tiny budget. The movie was selected for Directors’ Fortnight and nominated for a the best First Feature for the Cesar Award. French Tour is his second feature.