Swagger France 2016 | 84 min | OV with english st | Colour | FF 2016
Olivier BabinetOlivier Babinet became known for his road movie Robert Mitchum est mort which ran at Cannes in 2010 in the ACID section and was also shown in German cinemas. Besideshis work as a director, he gives workshops for school students in Aulnay-sous-Bois, where Swagger is set.
rated for 0 + yearsDocumentary They have "swag" – a certain casual coolness. On top of that, a positive attitude and the perfect outfit. Eleven teenagers from one of the most rundown suburbs in France, just 15km from Paris, where the "whites" live. They talk about their dreams and goals. Despite all the problems with their origins and environment, they want to get on in life. And look good. The film gives the "swaggers" an opportunity to present themselves. They're not interested in being victims and display their identities and ambitions with pride. Swagger is the opposite of a social drama, it's much more a brilliantly choreographed teenage fantasy bursting with vitality set in a post-colonialist, deeply divided country.
Orig. Title: Swagger
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: French
Director: Olivier Babinet
Screenplay: Olivier Babinet
Cast: Aïssatou Dia, Mariyama Diallo, Abou Fofana, Nazario Giordano, Astan Gonle, Salimata Gonle
Producer: Alexandre Perrier, Marine Dorfmann
Sprachfassung: OV with english st
Music: Jean-Benoit Dunckel
Camera: Timo Salminen
Cutter: Isabelle Devinck
Production: Kidam; Faro Films
contact: Alexandre Perrier, Kidam: KIDAM@kidam.net