LES DERNIERS PARISIENS

by Mohamed "Hamè" Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey
PARIS PRESTIGE

Informations

Nation: France

Year: 2016

Length: 106'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Nasser is in his thirties when he goes back to Paris after spending some time in jail. Margot, his probation officer, encourages him to work at his brother’s bar, Le Prestige, located in Pigalle. The two brothers, however, never got along and it doesn’t take long for old wounds to fester. [mp]

Director

Mohamed "Hamè" Bourokba

Mohamed

Mohamed “Hamé” Bourokba and Ekoué Labitey met at university in 1994. Three years later, they started the rap group La Rumeur. They became the voice of the plight of the banlieue and of the children of France’s post-colonial immigration history. In just a few years they gained respect and recognition as one of the most important components of the French hip hop scene. Their first LP, L’ombre sur la mésure, was released in 2002 and quickly became a genre classic. “Hamé” Bourokba moved to New York in 2004, where he studied cinema at the Tisch School of Arts. After his return, he directed the short Ce chemin devant moi (2012), presented at the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. He then made his debut feature Les derniers parisiens in 2015, which wrote and directed with Ekoué.

Filmography:
Mohamed «Hamé» Bourokba:
Ce chemin devant moi (cm, 2012).

Mohamed «Hamé» Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey:
Les derniers parisiens (2015).

Ekoué Labitey

Ekoué  Labitey

Mohamed “Hamé” Bourokba and Ekoué Labitey met at university in 1994. Three years later, they started the rap group La Rumeur. They became the voice of the plight of the banlieue and of the children of France’s post-colonial immigration history. In just a few years they gained respect and recognition as one of the most important components of the French hip hop scene. Their first LP, L’ombre sur la mésure, was released in 2002 and quickly became a genre classic. “Hamé” Bourokba moved to New York in 2004, where he studied cinema at the Tisch School of Arts. After his return, he directed the short Ce chemin devant moi (2012), presented at the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. He then made his debut feature Les derniers parisiens in 2015, which wrote and directed with Ekoué.

Filmography:
Mohamed «Hamé» Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey:
Les derniers parisiens (2015).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/directors, screenplay
Mohamed «Hamé» Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey
fotografia/cinematography
Lubomir Bakchev
montaggio/film editing
Karine Prido
scenografia/production design
Samuel Teisseire
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Reda Kateb (Nasser), Slimane Dazi (Arezki), Elisa Bachir (la ragazza della banlieu/banlieusarde), Yassine Azzouz (Diomede), Anaïs Honvault Zborowski, Mylene Bude ( il cliente notturno/night client), Andrew Tisba (dj)
produttori/producers
Mohamed «Hamé» Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey, Benoit Danou
produzione/production
La Rumeur Filme
coproduzione/coproduction
Ici et Là Productions


contatti/contacts
Memento Films
Sata Cissokho
sata@memento-films.com
www.memento-films.com

Director statement

“Les derniers parisiens is first and foremost a film made by a rap group that, for years, has been feeding itself off various influences through hip-hop. […] Our aim is to bring rap culture to the screen the way we experience it on tour. […] We wanted the film to relay the urgency and insecurities that seize our characters. Our ambition was to direct a fiction film that is grounded in the reality of its stories, its main location, of these two generations still infused with risks and tensions. Shaping and writing this film was a long thought-out process but it also bears the hazards encountered in its making. Les derniers parisiens was shot fast with this dynamic that characterizes our artistic identity.” 

Synopsis Learn more

Nasser is in his thirties when he goes back to Paris after spending some time in jail. Margot, his probation officer, encourages him to work at his brother’s bar, Le Prestige, located in Pigalle. The two brothers, however, never got along and it doesn’t take long for old wounds to fester. [mp]

Director All about direction

Mohamed "Hamè" Bourokba

Mohamed

Mohamed “Hamé” Bourokba and Ekoué Labitey met at university in 1994. Three years later, they started the rap group La Rumeur. They became the voice of the plight of the banlieue and of the children of France’s post-colonial immigration history. In just a few years they gained respect and recognition as one of the most important components of the French hip hop scene. Their first LP, L’ombre sur la mésure, was released in 2002 and quickly became a genre classic. “Hamé” Bourokba moved to New York in 2004, where he studied cinema at the Tisch School of Arts. After his return, he directed the short Ce chemin devant moi (2012), presented at the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. He then made his debut feature Les derniers parisiens in 2015, which wrote and directed with Ekoué.

Filmography:
Mohamed «Hamé» Bourokba:
Ce chemin devant moi (cm, 2012).

Mohamed «Hamé» Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey:
Les derniers parisiens (2015).

Ekoué Labitey

Ekoué  Labitey

Mohamed “Hamé” Bourokba and Ekoué Labitey met at university in 1994. Three years later, they started the rap group La Rumeur. They became the voice of the plight of the banlieue and of the children of France’s post-colonial immigration history. In just a few years they gained respect and recognition as one of the most important components of the French hip hop scene. Their first LP, L’ombre sur la mésure, was released in 2002 and quickly became a genre classic. “Hamé” Bourokba moved to New York in 2004, where he studied cinema at the Tisch School of Arts. After his return, he directed the short Ce chemin devant moi (2012), presented at the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. He then made his debut feature Les derniers parisiens in 2015, which wrote and directed with Ekoué.

Filmography:
Mohamed «Hamé» Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey:
Les derniers parisiens (2015).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/directors, screenplay
Mohamed «Hamé» Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey
fotografia/cinematography
Lubomir Bakchev
montaggio/film editing
Karine Prido
scenografia/production design
Samuel Teisseire
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Reda Kateb (Nasser), Slimane Dazi (Arezki), Elisa Bachir (la ragazza della banlieu/banlieusarde), Yassine Azzouz (Diomede), Anaïs Honvault Zborowski, Mylene Bude ( il cliente notturno/night client), Andrew Tisba (dj)
produttori/producers
Mohamed «Hamé» Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey, Benoit Danou
produzione/production
La Rumeur Filme
coproduzione/coproduction
Ici et Là Productions


contatti/contacts
Memento Films
Sata Cissokho
sata@memento-films.com
www.memento-films.com

Director statement Read more

“Les derniers parisiens is first and foremost a film made by a rap group that, for years, has been feeding itself off various influences through hip-hop. […] Our aim is to bring rap culture to the screen the way we experience it on tour. […] We wanted the film to relay the urgency and insecurities that seize our characters. Our ambition was to direct a fiction film that is grounded in the reality of its stories, its main location, of these two generations still infused with risks and tensions. Shaping and writing this film was a long thought-out process but it also bears the hazards encountered in its making. Les derniers parisiens was shot fast with this dynamic that characterizes our artistic identity.”