30.09. - 09.10.2021

Mercenary France 2016 | 103 min | OV with English subtitles | 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. 
Original title: Mercenaire
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
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
Director of Photography: Samuel Lahu
Music: Luc Meilland
Production Design:
Editor: Laurence Manheimer
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
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:


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