Qui vive
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Qui vive

by Marianne Tardieu

Secondary title
Insecure
Country / Year
France / 2014
Duration
83 Min.
Languages
French
Subtitles
EnglishEnglish
GermanGerman
Genre
Drama
Tags
Debut Feature
Direction
Marianne Tardieu
Cast
Reda Kateb,
Adèle Exarchopoulos,
Moussa Mansaly,
Rashid Debbouze

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.

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