30.09. - 09.10.2021

Fahim France 2019 | 107 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Pierre François Martin-Laval

PIERRE FRANÇOIS MARTIN-LAVAL (*1968 in Marseilles) is also well-known in France as an actor. His debut as a director was Try Me in 2006. Fahim is his sixth feature film.

rated for 0 + years
The true story of a young chess genius fighting for the right to stay in France, told with passion and humour. 8-year old Fahim (Assad Ahmed) has to leave Bangladesh in a hurry with his father and flees to Paris. Once there, their troubles are far from over. Where can they find somewhere to live - and a job for the father? Thanks to his extraordinary talent for chess, Fahim finds a sponsor and friend in chess trainer Sylvain (Gérard Depardieu). But shortly before the championships his father is threatened with deportation. Fahim has no choice: he has to become French champion.

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Original title: Fahim
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Pierre François Martin-Laval
Screenplay: Pierre François Martin-Laval, Thibault Vanhulle, Philippe Elno
Cast: Isabelle Nanty, Gérard Depardieu, Assad Ahmed, Mizanur Rahaman // Didier Flamand
Producer: Patrick Godeau
Director of Photography: Régis Blondeau
Music: Pascal Lengagne
Production Design: Franck Schwarz
Editor: Reynald Bertrand
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Tobis Film GmbH
World Sales: Elle Driver
Production: Wild Bunch; Alicéleo; France 3 Cinéma; CN8 Productions; Delta Cinéma; Fruits d'Hommes Productions
Contact: Uta Peleikis, Tobis Film GmbH:


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