Standing Tall
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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Abandoned by his mother at the age of six, Malony is constantly in and out of juvenile court. An adoptive family grows around this young delinquent: Florence, a children’s magistrate nearing retirement, and Yann, a caseworker and himself the survivor of a very difficult childhood.Together they follow the boy’s journey and try unfailingly to save him. Then Malony is sent to a stricter educational center, where he meets Tess, a very special young girl who will show him that there are reasons for hope.

tags: Francophone, Youth/Coming of Age, Justice, Feature film

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier, Diane Rouxel


Screenplay: Emmanuelle Bercot, Marcia Romano

Director of Photography: Guillaume Schiffman

Film Editor: Julien Leloup

Production Designer: Eric Barboza

Costume Design: Pascaline Chavanne

Sound: Pierre André, Séverin Favriau, Stéphane Thiébaut

Producer: François Kraus, Denis Pinot-Valencienne

Production Company: Les Films du Kiosque

Co-Production Company: France 2 Cinéma, Wild Bunch

World Sales: Elle Driver

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot