CHOUF (FRANCE/2016/DRAMA) Chouf
Chouf: It means “look” in Arabic but it is also the name and role of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the Marseille ghetto where he was born. His brother, a dealer, gets shot before his eyes. Sofiane gives up on his studies and gets involved in the drug network, ready to avenge him. He quickly rises to the top and becomes the boss’s right hand. Trapped by the system, Sofiane is dragged into a spiral of violence…Language: French
Director: Karim Dridi
Cast: Sofian Khammes
• Official Selection, Special Screening, Cannes FF 2016.
• Tunisian-French director Karim Dridi delivers a modest but pacy gangster drama set in the Marseilles projects – Variety
• French director Karim Dridi ('The Last Flight') returns to Marseilles with another gritty crime drama starring mostly non-professional actors - THR
With Chouf [+], revealed as an official selection special screening at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, and the final instalment in his trilogy on the southern French city, which began with Bye-Bye (1995) and continued with Khamsa [+] (2008).