Paris Prestige

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Members:$7.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$7.00
Film Info
Original Title:Les Derniers Parisiens
Program:Lumières Françaises
Young French Cinema
Tags:Drama
Francophone
Culture & Society
Release Year:2016
Runtime:106 min
Country/Region:France
Language:French
Print Source:Unifrance
Memento Films International
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCczz9V-O2Y
Cast/Crew
Director:Hamé Bourokba
Ekoué Labitey
Producer:Hamé
Ékoué
Benoît Danou
Cinematographer:Lubomir Bakchev
Screenwriter:Ékoué
Hamé
Editor:Karine Prido
Composer:Demon
Pepper Island
Principal Cast:Reda Kateb
Slimane Dazi
Mélanie Laurent
Constantine Attia
Bakary Keita
Willy L'Barge
Julie Meunier

Description

Original Title: Les Derniers Parisiens

Out on parole, Nas (played by Reda Kateb who shined as Django Reinhardt in the recent biopic Django) has to toe the line and clock in to work at his older brother Arezki’s bar Le Prestige to avoid being thrown back in prison. But Nas has other plans: he wants to get back into promoting parties and Le Prestige’s location in Pigalle, the heart of Paris’ bustling nightlife, is an ideal calling card. It soon becomes apparent that the brothers are on a collision course started long ago, with the death of their mother and Arezki’s decision to leave Nas with their aunt.

This gripping first feature by Hamé and Ekoué, two of the rappers in leading French rap group La Rumeur, is a Paris-by-night tour that stays a million miles away from the glimmer of the Eiffel Tower, offering instead an insider’s portrait of a vibrant, quickly gentrifying urban neighborhood, with its African hairdressers, Algerian groceries, German tourists, neon sex shops, and every street scam known to man. But beneath its kinetic surface and groovy soundtrack, one finds a profound reflection on the struggles and disappointments of two generations of Algerian immigrants in France.


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This film is part of Young French Cinema, which is a program of UniFrance & the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.


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