On a night in April, 1957, Albertine, a brilliant and rebellious 19-year-old girl, jumps from the wall of a prison where she's serving a sentence for a holdup. She breaks her anklebone: the astragalus. She is rescued by Julien, a fugitive from justice, and a burning passion between them ensues. He takes her to Paris and hides her. But while he leads his gangster life here and there, the young woman struggles for her freedom and against the wounds inflicted by Julien's absence, and writes poetry...
"A true tale of Bonnie & Clyde, but one that's much more about Bonnie than her beau, 'L' Astragale' was an immense critical and public success when it was first published in France back in 1965. Written by the young, Algeria-born Albertine Sarrazin – whose autobiographical account of her life as a stick-up girl, prostitute, prisoner and bisexual lover, made her the distaff equivalent of Jean Genet..."
Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 April 2015#
Cast: Leila Bekhti, Reda Kateb, Esther Garrel, Jocelyne Desverchere, India Hair
Screenplay: Brigitte Sy, Serge Le Péron
Original Material: Albertine Sarrazin
Director of Photography: Frédéric Serve
Film Editor: Julie Dupré
Composer: Béatrice Thiriet
Production Designer: Françoise Arnaud
Costume Design: Françoise Arnaud
Sound: Luc Meilland, Melissa Petitjean
Producer: Paulo Branco
Production Company: Alfama Films
Co-Production Company: France 3 Cinéma
Director: Brigitte Sy