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It's a film that already saved lives. All the part about the drama of the suicide of young people was perceived by the medical film festival of Liege (Belgium) as a help to professionals to come in confidence with teenagers; the method of massage used by the young Alexis to dissuade his buddy Brieuc to kill himself, is now in use in Belgium.  

This film can do understand to young people that affection between boys is not really a monstrosity…

There is also showed that violence ends up, early or late, backfiring on the authors. Even terrorists will now think twice, before killing innocent people.

There are also some scenes of naturism ; I was told that by making these images commonplaces, it can reduce the phantasms of some sexual delinquents. These scenes (like in Greystoke) are absolutely legal (the local authorities have verified it and found nothing wrong ; young people will have no problem with it, they are accustomed to it in their sport activities).

But the main message of the film is the example of young people like Lucas and Alexis, or older, like Pierre and Mireille, who faced the dramas of life. The end of the film is very moving, and we can see that, after dramas, we have to accept that life continues.

The young actors were asked to play very naturally, to "live" their character (“cinéma vérité”), without emphasis. Robert Castel (76 years, 62 films), in the last part, is extraordinary, and received an interpretation award at Paris ; are also good candidates Simone Langlois (the great international singer, who makes here her come back to cinema, after 45 years absence), and the young Sandy who had a very difficult double role (at 12 and at 15 years).

Screenings / Awards: 

Festival official selections : Philadelphia, Granada (Spain), London (Portobello, main film of Youths Day), Brussels (“Special Mention of the Jury”), San Francisco, Paris (“Best actor” for Robert Castel), Strasbourg (France), SkyFest (Prize of Excellence), New York International Film Festival, The Accolade Competition (“Golden Award of Merit”), Indie Fest (award of Merit), Lucerne Showcase (CH). “Best narrative Feature” at California Film Awards (San Diego). “Award of Platinum” at Oregon Film Awards, “Gold Kahuna Award” at Honolulu Film Awards, “Bronze Palm Award” at Mexico Film Festival. Zimbabwe Festival. Lincoln University GNARL festival (UK). Toluca Lake Fernleif (“Best actor” for Robert Castel). Colortape “People's Choice Award”, Miami Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles Cinefest, winner at Independent Film Awards (USA) and at iChill Festival (Manila), Best feature at Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes, AIFF Cannes, Aab (India), Near Nazareth (Israël), LA Cinefest, Creation Film Festival (Canada), Boost Film Festival, Apple Martini Film Festival, Wipe Film Festival (Berlin),  finalist at Amarcord Film Festival.

Even short excerpts (!) were selected and awarded: at Schull (Ireland), Paris, New York (“Special Mention granted by the Jury”), Punta del Este (Uruguay), Chicago; “Award of Excellence” at Best Shorts (USA)

Directed by: 
Paul de Métairy
Writing credits: 
Paul de Métairy
Robert Castel, Simone Langlois, Sandy, Sullivan Leray, Cyril Butaeye, Vincent Lucadello, Geoffrey Lascombe, Jean-Samuel Duvivier, Yamin Gougmar, Aymeric Gaillard, Laura Bouquiaux, Laurent Pompairac.
Produced by: 
Paul de Métairy
Music by: 
Lucas de Métairy & Paul de Métairy
Cinematography by: 
Paul de Métairy
Film Editing by: 
Paul de Métairy
Casting by: 
Paul de Métairy
Production Design by: 
Paul de Métairy
Art Direction by: 
Paul de Métairy
Set Decoration by: 
Paul de Métairy
Costume Design by: 
Paul de Métairy
Makeup Department: 
Paul de Métairy
Production Management: 
Paul de Métairy
Release Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016
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