All to Play For

Rien à perdre

France 2023
French, subtitles in English.
112 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Delphine Deloget
Screenplay: Delphine Deloget, Olivier Demangel, Camille Fontaine
Cast: Virginie Efira, Félix Lefebvre, Arieh Worthalter
Production: Oliver Delbosc / Curiosa Films, Unité, France 3 Cinéma
Print Source: France TV Distribution

Belgian-born Virginie Efira has quickly become a leading actress in France. In the impressive directorial debut of the French Delphine Deloget, Efira plays a single mother, Sylvie, who has to fight with the authorities for the custody of her children. Sylvie works in a shabby nightclub and her sons John-Jaques (Félix Lefebvre) and Sofiane (Alexis Tonetti) are at home together. After Sofiane has an accident, the social workers consider that Sylvie is no longer fit to take care of her children, and take the boys to a foster home. The determined woman decides to fight for her family at all costs.

Timo Kuismin