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The Squale (2000)

La squale (original title)
Désirée, a black girl, is nicknamed "The Shark" by her friends. This nickname comes from her strong rebellion and her ability to win in the suburban city, dominated by the power of boys.

Director:

Fabrice Genestal
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Cast

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Esse Lawson Esse Lawson ... Désirée
Tony Harrisson Tony Harrisson ... Toussaint (as Tony Mpoudja)
Khereddine Ennasri Khereddine Ennasri ... Anis
Stéphanie Jaubert Stéphanie Jaubert ... Yasmine
Denis Lavant ... Le joker
Foued Nassah Foued Nassah ... Samir
François Delaive ... Steve
Zakariya Gouram Zakariya Gouram ... Redouane
Lokman Nalcakan Lokman Nalcakan ... Lokman
Akim Hadj Akim Hadj ... Ibrahim
Félicité N'Gijol Félicité N'Gijol ... La mère de Désirée
Micheline Dieye Micheline Dieye ... La mère de Toussaint
Fatiha Cheriguene Fatiha Cheriguene ... La mère de Yasmine
Sabrina Perret Sabrina Perret ... Amina
Antoine Laurent Antoine Laurent ... Pierre
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Désirée, a black girl, is nicknamed "The Shark" by her friends. This nickname comes from her strong rebellion and her ability to win in the suburban city, dominated by the power of boys.

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 November 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I anypotakti See more »

Company Credits

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Cine Nomine, M6 Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Denunciation of gang rapes
21 October 2012 | by matlabaraqueSee all my reviews

I like this film because it's a true, genuine and realistic denunciation of gang rapes. When it was shot, the phenomena was not clearly known, and most of the people did not know these kind of acts could happen in certain neighborhoods. Recently in France (in October 2012), some gang rapers were sentenced to one year jail (only) for these kind of acts. The scandal is not finished yet but this film deserves credit for making light on an awful, misogynous practice in french treacherous suburbs. The actors are inhabitants of these kind of neighborhoods and they talk the same way these people are used to talking. In that sense it's a genuine reproduction of reality.


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