SOUTH SENTINEL
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SOUTH SENTINEL

Directed by Mathieu Gérault

Info

Director: Mathieu Gérault
Section: International Independents
Country: France
Year: 2022
PT: SENTINELLE SUD
OT: SENTINELLE SUD
Language: French
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Niels Schneider, Sofian Khammes, India Hair, Denis Lavant, Thomas Daloz
18+

Logline

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.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • Q&A with Mathieu Gérault

    City 1
  • Q&A with Mathieu Gérault

    ASTOR ARRI Kino
  • City 3

Meet the director

SOUTH SENTINEL

Mathieu Gérault

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.

Credits

Screenplay: Mathieu Gérault, Noé Debré, Nicolas Silhol
Director of Photography: Laurent Brunet
Film Editor: Guerric Catala
Composer: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Sound: François Boudet, Sandy Notarianni, Samuel Aïchoun
Producer: David Coujard
Production Company: Agat films
World Sales: Be For Films