Peter Dourountzis // France, 2020
Fiction Feature // FF2020
With a Satanic main character, this remarkable debut film portrays the destructive fascination of evil. Djé is a man without a history, a sinister scoundrel, a devious drifter. After a spell in prison and penniless, he makes his way to Paris. He survives the cold nights in the capital as a vagrant. Again and again, he manages to win the trust of strangers and find a bed for a night or two. When he starts a casual affair with Maya, a student, in a squat, he gradually reveals his true character, as seductive as it is malign.
DirectorPETER DOUROUNTZIS (*1979) worked for a long time as a social worker before he began making films. His debut feature Rascal, which was awarded the Cannes Label in 2020, is a sequel to his internationally successful short Errance (2014).
OV with English subtitles
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