Director: Samuel Rondiere
Feature film | F | 2013
47th Hof International Film Festival
Driss, an amateur crook, meets the professional con-man Danny who is at the end of his career. What happens between the two? A teacher/pupil relationship? Not really. Driss doesn’t think it’s worth learning what Danny could teach him. And besides, Driss only notices the things he wants to and not the things he should really learn. So is it an pedagogically valuable story? With their dubious tricks and violent robberies, Driss and Danny aren’t exactly appropriate role models for today’s youth. A story about ambition and the tragic situation of two crooks? But it’s not that either; compared to real criminals, Driss and Danny are rather harmless. And their ambition is very similar to their situation: mediocre. It is really nothing more than an encounter – a fragile friendship, one which is constantly newly defined and merely the result of the fact that both have chosen the same path in life. But Driss is at the beginning of his “career” and Danny at the end of his. And there is a fleeting moment in which Danny and Driss meet and stride a common course – the film portrays exactly this moment.