Grigris

Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Film Movement
2013
101 Minutes
France, Chad
French, Arabic
Thriller, Black Cinema, Romance, Drama
Not Rated
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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.

Cast

  • Souleymane Démé
  • Anaïs Monory
  • Cyril Guei
  • Marius Yelolo
  • Hadje Fatime N'Goua
  • Abakar M'Bairo
DVD Features

Bonus short: Feral, directed by Daniel Sousa (Academy Award-nomination for Best Animated Short)

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Engrossing...pure poetry in motion!"
    Gary Kramer, Philadelphia Metro
  • Highest Rating
    "A constant to-and-fro of aspiration and adversity..."
    Shaun Munro, Film School Rejects
  • Highest Rating
    "An engaging tale of quiet desperation..."
    Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

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