Synopsis: Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his father's place in Saint-Etienne. The two men haven't seen each other for several years.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Roschdy Zem
Production: Mars Distribution
100 min


To be a champion,

you cannot allow any kind of...

outside, negative force

to come in and affect you.

Being involved with a girl

before a contest

can have a negative on my mind

and destroy my workouts.

So I have to cut my emotions off

and be kind of cold

before a competition.

It's what I do

with the rest of the things.

Someone steals my car?

I don't care.

I can't be bothered with that.

My secretary calls the insurer

and I'd laugh about it.

I've trained myself

to be cold,

to keep these things out of mind.

There was in a way... a sad story...

When my father died,

my mother called me.

This was 2 months before a contest.

She said come home for the funeral.

I said:
No, it's too late.

Nothing to be done.

Sorry, I can't come.

I didn't explain why.

I found other excuses.

How do you tell a mother

whose husband died

about your...



We know you're there!

I didn't come here for nothing!

Open the door, fucking faggot!

Don't make me go haywire!

I'm coming!

Listen up.

Either you open and we talk

or I bust it down.

Who is it?


I came for a blowjob!


You didn't say you were coming.

Wait, I'll get dressed.

I didn't come for your butt.

Putting on a prom dress?

Just a sec!

Bust it open.

Where's my pal?

Where's my cutie-pie?

Kid! Where are you going?

And with my dough?

Get him.

Don't bother.

Why even run? We'll find you.


Where is he?

That way! Run!


Fat pig can't run.

What's going on?

Just a minute.

It's not a hotel.

Pay or leave!

What the hell?

Are you crazy?

How do I get out now?

This way. Plenty of room.

Take that.

- Why trash the place?

- He deserves it!

What do you want from my son?

Quiet, bitch.

Get a flea-bath.

- The nerve of you!

- Shut up!

Tell your son we'll find him.

I went where you said.

He disappeared.

I'm coming.

Don't want a beer?


- Mom...

- Is he here?

What shit did you mix us up in now?

- Stop!

- You drive me crazy!

What is it?

Some guys trashed his place.

They want to waste him!

You woke up the kid.

Keep it down.

What the f*ck did you do now?

Haven't you put me through enough?

I just finished paying it off.

For 2 years I slave away

paying off your crap.

That has nothing to do with tonight.

Who were they?

Losers I've owed money to

for a while.

They sold me a computer.

Mine was stolen.

They came too early.

I said end of the month.

It's no big deal.

No big deal...

Is she asleep?

She's telling her a story.

9 months probation, Antoine.

Screw up and you do time.

First him, now you.

Me? That stuff was 10 years ago.

This has nothing to do with before.

It's not my fault.

- Listen...

- You listen.

I'm fed up with this.

- No more apartment.

- Not that.

I'll fix it up and you disappear.

Leave the area. Find a job.

Where do I go?

- Sleeping?

- Yeah.

Not here,

not with a baby on the way.

How can I get by

if I'm homeless?

There's always the old man.

This is serious.

I'm serious too. He's changed.

- You saw him?

- I still do.

- You never said so.

- I meant to. Just busy.

He never helped

when you were kids.

Now that you're grown up,

he helps?

I haven't seen him in 5 years.

I can't stay in St. Etienne.

I have no contacts there for work.

You've never kept a job here either.

It's the only solution.

We'll go tomorrow.

You'll sleep here tonight.

Don't make that face.

Take responsibility.


The cigarette.


Can I stay the night?

I wake up early. I'd rather not.


You look like shit.

I didn't eat.

Doing drugs?

I just took a pill to sleep.

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Roschdy Zem

Roschdy Zem (born 27 September 1965) is a French actor and filmmaker of Moroccan descent. He shared the award for Best Actor for his role in the film Days of Glory at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. more…

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