• Qui vive
  • Qui vive
  • Qui vive

Qui vive

by Marianne Tardieu International Feature Film / Competition

Chérif has not yet found his place in the world. A kind-hearted soul in his mid thirties, he dreams of working one day as a nurse. This second generation immigrant with roots in the Middle East, spends his days flitting between his parents’ house in the suburbs and a shopping center, where he works as a security guard - a job he doesn’t particularly enjoy, especially as he’s provoked day in, day out by a gang of teenagers. However, two events could signal a turning point. Firstly, he meets the charming teacher Jenny. And secondly, he bumps into Dedah, an old friend he hasn’t seen for ages. Hardly able to believe that Chérif has taken on such poorly paid work, Dedah presents him with an offer.
Marianne Tardieu's feature film debut draws a precise portrait of a young man with a migration background who does a lot right, but still stumbles over a couple of hurdles. Shooting-Star Adèle Exarchopoulos plays alongside the film’s protagonist, Reda Kateb, as the young teacher Jenny – an enchanting duo.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: France, 2014
  • Runtime: 83 Min
  • Languages: French
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Marianne Tardieu
  • Cast: Reda Kateb, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Moussa Mansaly, Rashid Debbouze
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  • Screenplay: Nadine Lamari , Marianne Tardieu
  • Cinematography: Jordane Chouzenoux
  • Editor: Thomas Marchand
  • Sound: Nicolas Paturle, Julien Roig, Matthieu Langlet
  • Music: Sayem
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  • Producers: Céline Maugis, Christophe Delsaux
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  • Production Companies: La Vie Est Belle Films, Oriflamme Films
  • World Sales: Urban Distribution International / UDI
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