La tête haute

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Release Date: June 10, 2016

1h 59m

Malony Ferrando first stood in front of Juvenile Judge Florence Blaque when he was only six. With his mother’s agreement, the violent boy is placed in a home for troubled children. Malony’s problems worsen and when he is 16, Judge Blaque sends him to a school for juvenile delinquents and assigns Yann Le Vigan, a former offender, to be his teacher.

While there Malony meets Tess, a shy girl who quickly grows fond of him. But he gets discouraged by the obstacles he faces in trying to reintegrate into the school system and in finding a job. Disillusioned, Malony decides to kidnap his half-brother Toni, who’s also in a home for troubled youth, in order to spend Christmas with their mother. But when Malony crashes a car, he’s sentenced to a month in prison, and soon after learns Tess is pregnant.

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot
Studio: TVA Films
Producer(s): Denis Pineau-Valencienne, François Kraus
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier
Writer(s): Marcia Romano, Emmanuelle Bercot

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