Asphalt Playground

Synopsis: "Where I come from, when you stop dreaming, you die." Twelve-year old Aimé, nicknamed Machine Gun, is a mischievous kid from a housing project outside Paris, where families live alongside ...
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Julien Abraham
Production: UGC Distribution
97 min


Look at me!

Aim... Look at me!

Call an ambulance!

Outside Paris,

a shoot-out between rival gangs

has left one person

seriously wounded.

The victim, 13,

was apparently caught

in a clash between drug-traffickers.

My name's Machine Gun

and I just turned 12.

To understand how l got here,

I'II teII you where l come from.


I live north of Paris,

near the airport.

I've never been to Paris.

l Iive in the Pink Project.

It's Iike a village

where you know everyone.

l adore my project.

It's one big playground.

I'd never live anywhere else.

This is my cousin, Isma.

He's a look-out.

He spends aII day on the roof.

This is my IittIe cousin,

Isma's sister.

Where the deaIing's done,

kids aren't allowed to go.

But Goundo is way curious.

lf something's banned, she does it!

What's she doing there?

Hand over the cash, man.

Move, kid, move...

Goundo, what's going on?

Stay off the road, ok.

Our cover's blown.

Go back to Djnba.

The kid spotted us.

Move in! Fast!

Guys, the heat!

Get down!

Lie down! Move it!

Get against the wall!


Quit shoving me!

Come back here!

That was outside!

Get up!

You're in big trouble. Move!

He's after lsma!

Come back here!

Open the door. Open up!

Open it! Shit!

The door, please!

Close the door!


l think he saw me...

Come in!

To be continued...

C'mon, don't be a drag!

ln silence, please!

He's my best paI, Mohawk.

When he was IittIe,

he had a Mohawk.

Get out your civics books.

His reaI name's RaouI.

Raoul, sit next to Maya, please.

- Why, ma'am?

- Next to Maya.

I'd caII him Mop-head now

but he won't Iet me.

After the raid,

the cops came to our schooI.

Sit down, children.

Mohawk freaked out bad.

The police are here today.

Who wants to come to my office?

That Iame-o thought they wanted him.

They're going to tell us about

minors' criminal responsibility.


- Thanks for the welcome.

- You're welcome!

Stop doing that now.

Forget him, he's a big kid!

That was crackin'...

Wassup, lsma?

Just chillin'.

How's things with you?

You won't believe what happened.

The cops from the raid turned up.

Straight up?

Even the one who chased you.

All that guy saw was my dust.

No way was he ever gonna score.

That's Ocane!


She's changed.

l'd really like to date her.

She never even eyed you.

She checked him out.

Get onto it, bro.

You have to pick her up!

Do it good, ok!

He's never seen a girly naked.

You don't even have pubes,

you virgin!

So go wow her.

You're just talk!

What'll we bet if l don't?

You touch

the history teacher's butt.

That's too hot.

That's impossible.

He's West lndian,

he likes big butts.

You know what?

lf l manage to do it,

you eat pork.

You're whacked!

That's a sin for us.

Not for your Portuguese half!

Ok, but we see you wow her.

lt's Machine Gun.


l wanted to ask if l can borrow...

the lesson

on Thales's theorem.

My dog ate mine.

l don't have it here.

Maybe l can come home with you?

On the bus?

l'll get you a ticket.

That's my cousin.

He made them laugh.

What's this dumb pick-up act?

No way,

l'm not trying to pick you up.

Her mom's waiting for us

so just drop it.

My homey!

What happened?

You hooked her?

- You have a date?

- You're eating pork!

l'm eating pork?

You're touching the teacher's butt!

You're eatin' pork, blimp,

sure thing.

Here's how lsma became a lookout

for four Iocal dealers.

Those guys go way back

and shared up the 'hood.

The cheater is called Fuzzy.

Not coz of his hair, no.

He Iisps when he taIks.

Seen that hold-up video on the Net?

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