27.9. - 6.10.2018

Mercenary France 2016 | 103 min | OV with english st | Colour | FF 2016

Sacha Wolff

Sacha Wolff (*1981) studied at the Fémis film school in Paris. After a series of award-winning short and documentary films, Mercenary is his debut feature.

rated for 0 + years
Soane is 19 and built like an American refrigerator. He lives with hisfather and younger brother in New Caledonia, agroup of islands belonging to Francein the South Pacific. When a scout makes him an offer to play in a professionalFrench rugby team, he doesn't hesitate, ignoring the wishes of his violentfather, who promptly declares his son dead and chases him off his land. But thepromise of a new future doesn't last long: Soane's fighting weight is 20kg lessthan what it should be. Abandoned and alone, he roams the demi-monde ofnightclubs and second-class rugby clubs in the French provinces and slowly makeshis way, step by step. Mercenary isan unusual coming-of-age drama made almost exclusively with amateur actors. 
Orig. Title: Mercenaire
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Voilà!
Director: Sacha Wolff
Screenplay: Sacha Wolff
Cast: Toki Pilioko, Iliana Zabeth, Laurent Pakihivatau, Mikaele Tuugahala, Petelo Sealeu, Maoni Talalua, Teotola Maka
Producer: Claire Bodechon, Jean Brehat
Sprachfassung: OV with english st
Music: Luc Meilland
Camera: Samuel Lahu
Set Designer:
Cutter: Laurence Manheimer
Format: dcp
Printsource: Be For Films, Claire Battistoni,
German Distributor:
World Sales: Be For Films
Production: Timshel Productions; 3B Productions
contact: Claire Battistoni, Be For Films: