A highly suspenseful political thriller with surprising twists and a strong lead actress.
Madeleine, a young, gifted woman of humble origins, is preparing for the civil service oral exam. During a vacation in Corsica with her boyfriend Antoine, who shares her left-wing political convictions, a robbery occurs, with dire consequences. Months later, Antoine is working for the Minister of Labor and Madeleine for a legislator from an opposing party. As time goes on, their situation becomes all the more strained, as both become less and less able to ignore the incident in Corsica.
Meet the director
Sylvain Desclous was born in 1973 in the banlieue of Créteil to the southeast of Paris. After studying political science, literature, and law, he taught French in Laos and organized seminars for large companies. In parallel, he made several short and medium-length films, including the short film MON HÉROS (2014), which was nominated for a César. VENDEUR (2016) was Sylvain Desclous's first feature-length film, and LA CAMPAGNE DE FRANCE (2022) his first feature-length documentary. DE GRANDES ESPÉRANCES (2023) is his second feature film.