Tropique de la violence 2022
1h 32m | Drama | Release date: March 23, 2022 (France)
Moïse, a boy who was abandoned at birth and adopted by a nurse in Mayotte who raised him alone and cherished him until she died when he was 15.
It takes place in Mayotte, a French department in Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and Comorres island. It is a poignant story of an abandoned Black child, adopted by a White nurse, a thirty years old woman who suddenly dies because of a brain attack. So the lost child is then “adopted” by a gang of young punks lead by a ruthless young mobster. It is a radical depiction of poverty and survival in this French department where violence is everywhere and despair on rampage. It is gritty, gloomy, brutal, not for all audiences. It is realistic, without being didactic, that’s its main strength. I definitely like this feature, despite its ankward direction. I also like this film for the scene where the gang leader tells about his own childhood, very unusual and surprising. You then can feel empathy for him, and understand why he is what he is.
Director: Manuel Schapira
Writers: Nathacha Appanah (novel), Manuel Schapira (adaptation), Delphine de Vigan (adaptation)
Stars: Gilles-Alane Ngalamou Hippocrate, Céline Sallette, Dali Benssalah
Country of origin: France
Also known as: Tropique de la Violence
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 5.23 GiB
Duration : 1 h 28 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 8 477 kb/s
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