"Engrossing...pure poetry in motion!"
– Philadelphia Metro,
"A constant to-and-fro of aspiration and adversity..."
– Film School Rejects,
"An engaging tale of quiet desperation..."
– The Hollywood Reporter,
Despite a bum leg, 25-year-old Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer, making some extra cash putting his killer moves to good use on the dance floor of his local club every weekend. His dreams are tested when his step-father falls critically ill and he's forced to risk his future by smuggling oil to pay the hospital bills. When he befriends Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute, the two will try to start a new life together. But as bad decisions begin to catch up with them, they'll have to run for their lives. Their pasts, however, are never far behind, bringing them to a perilous climax.
Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
It's Saturday Night Fever.. In Chad!! Grigris is a man with a "bum leg". He dances in night club to raise some cash in addition to his assistant photographer job with his stepfather. When his stepfather falls ill, he needs to raise 700,000 Francs to begin the treatment. He resorts to blacksmuggling gas with the gang. It's a physically demanding job. He becomes their driver instead. However, it's not enough. He decides to steal the gas and pocket the money himself. Obviously, the gang leader doesn't appreciate this. Grigris becomes a wanted man, and on the run.