Three traumatized veterans of the Afghan War return home to a France that is as torn and fragile as they are.
After his unit is ambushed in Afghanistan, soldier Christian Lafayette (played outstandingly by Niels Schneider) returns to France as one of the few survivors. He takes a job in a supermarket, but his past soon catches up to him. His buddy Mounir, who fought with him in Afghanistan, owes a considerable sum to a drug lord. Meanwhile, Henri, a third member of their group, is receiving therapy at a psychiatric hospital. Is there any cure? Through Mounir, Christian gets caught up in a life of crime from which it is difficult to escape.
Meet the director
Before making a career film, Mathieu Gérault completed a master’s degree in economics at the University of Rennes. His half-hour short film HAUTES HERBES (2001) premiered at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and received the European Youth Jury Award at the Angers Premiers Plan Festival, among others. SENTINELLE SUD (2021) is his first feature-length film.