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France, 2013 (MIFF 2013, International Panorama)

Director: Thierry de Peretti

"If Larry Clark went to Corsica and made a film, it might look an awful lot like Apaches ... a sexy adolescent thriller that masks much darker themes than its sunburnt style might suggest." - Variety

On tourist-infested Corsica, a ragtag group of Arab and Moroccan teens seethe against their rich, white co-inhabitants. Led by troublemaker Aziz, they throw a party at an unoccupied villa, but a random theft quickly spirals into a cycle of revenge, betrayal and violence that threatens extreme consequences.

Loosely based on a true story, Les Apaches is the captivating, wryly subversive sophomore effort from rising actor-turned-director Thierry de Peretti. Archly ironic and disturbingly close to home, it's a chilling insight into the hidden undercurrents of racism and classism of the places we go when we just want to escape from it all.

"(A) quietly engrossing tale of crime and punishment … draws the viewer into an ever-tightening noose of creeping dread." - Hollywood Reporter

D Thierry de Peretti P Igor Wojtowicz S Thierry de Peretti, Benjamin Baroche WS Pyramide International L French w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013

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