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Friday, Mar 31, 2023 12:00 AM
Set in the suburbs of northern France, we follow the production of a feature whose director turns to the local housing project for casting, eager to capture performances of gritty authenticity.
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"A remarkable achievement of filmmaking and human compassion."—Mina Takla, AwardsWatch

"Thought-provoking and darkly funny."—Anna Smith, Deadline Hollywood Daily

Set in the suburbs of Boulogne-Sur-Mer in northern France, The Worst Ones captures a film within a film as it follows the production of a feature whose director turns to the local Cité Picasso housing project for casting. Eager to capture performances of gritty authenticity, the director selects four working class teenagers to act in the film to the surprise and consternation of the local community, who question the director’s choice of “the worst ones.” As the director and crew audition, rehearse, film, and interact with their hand-picked cast, jealousies are stoked, lines are crossed, and ethical questions arise, with thought-provoking and at times darkly funny results. Winner of the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, The Worst Ones announces directors Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret as exciting new voices in French cinema.


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Series:Coming Soon
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Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:99 minutes
Director:Lise Akoka
Romane Gueret
Year Released:2022
Production Country:France