6 user

Ma 6-T va crack-er (1997)

Young people and their chances of creating a loving life.


Jean-François Richet (scenario), Arco Descat C. (scenario)


Learn more

More Like This 

Holy Tour (2018)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Every year, thousands of Tour de France fans gather along strategic points of the race route in hopes of catching a glimpse of the competition. Some will go down in posterity, caught in ... See full summary »

Directors: Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, Valéry Rosier
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Raqqa, Syria, Spring 2015. Faustine discovers the hell in which she has embarked with her 5 year-old son. In Paris, Gabriel and Adnan, two young activists, are moved by the distress of ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuel Hamon
Stars: Swann Arlaud, Finnegan Oldfield, Jisca Kalvanda
The Wind Turns I (2018)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Pauline, a young farmer, raises her animals far from the modern world. When Samuel arrives to install a wind turbine on the farm, her values and her love for Alex are put to the test.

Director: Bettina Oberli
Stars: Mélanie Thierry, Pierre Deladonchamps, Nuno Lopes
Meteorites (2018)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Nina, 16, dream of adventure. In the meantime, she spends the summer between her village in the south of France and the amusement park where she works. Just before meeting Morad, Nina sees ... See full summary »

Director: Romain Laguna
Stars: Zéa Duprez, Billal Agab, Oumaima Lyamouri
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Indochina-war, 1945: French Robert is the only survivor of a massacre in which his brother has perished. Blinded by revenge, Robert rejoins the forces in search of the assassins. But meeting the young Indochinese Maï disrupts his mission.

Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Guillaume Gouix, Lang Khê Tran
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a sudden tragedy uproots the lives of two women and their families, they begin to question the relationships they once held so dear, in this psychological thriller from Olivier Masset-Depass

Director: Olivier Masset-Depasse
Stars: Veerle Baetens, Anne Coesens, Mehdi Nebbou
Animation | Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Agathe, 39, has but one obsession: to have a child. She finds her ex, Marc-Antoine, a DJ, mixing techno in Marseille. As she tries to talk him into getting back together, plastic bags come to life and attack the city.

Director: Gabriel Harel
Stars: Anne Steffens, Damien Bonnard
Short | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Algeria, 1961. France has just detonated its fourth atomic bomb. A group of seven soldiers is sent to the point of impact to take samples and measure radioactivity. But the further they go,... See full summary »

Director: Loïc Barché
Stars: Olivier Rabourdin, Swann Arlaud, Phénix Brossard
Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During his acceptance speech for a lifetime achievement award, Nicolas Chauvin - farmer-soldier, veteran of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and father of chauvinism - embarks on a grand monologue, sending him back in time and space.

Director: Benjamin Crotty
Stars: Alexis Manenti, Antoine Cholet, Pauline Jacquard
Fais croquer (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Yassine, a passionate young film lover, wants to shoot a film in his neighborhood. He wants to include his childhood friends in his project. But friendship sometimes has its faults.

Director: Yassine Qnia
Stars: M'Barek Belkouk, Smaïl Chalane, Mahamed Faroud
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Left to her own devices in an August heatwave, a seven-year-old wild child and her cautious companion have an adventure filled with squirt guns, cicadas and rain dances.

Director: Clémentine Carrié
Stars: Siloé Lecorps, Guillaume Vidry, Cathy Cayssiols
Ahmed's Song (2019)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

One day Ahmed, employed at the public baths and nearing retirement, encounters Mike, a teenager adrift. Inside the bathhouse walls, a strange relationship will develop between these two fractured souls.

Director: Foued Mansour
Stars: Mohamed Sadi, Bilel Chegrani, Modeste Maurice


Cast overview, first billed only:
Arco Descat C. Arco Descat C. ... Arco
Jean-Marie Robert Jean-Marie Robert ... J.M.
Malik Zeggou Malik Zeggou ... Malik
Mustapha Ziad Mustapha Ziad ... Mustapha
Karim Rezeg Karim Rezeg
Hamouda Bouras Hamouda Bouras ... Hamouda
Peterasta Peterasta ... Pete
Rodrigue Alberto Rodrigue Alberto
Jean-François Richet ... Djeff
Virginie Ledoyen ... La fille au pistolet
Gilles Carballo Gilles Carballo ... Le pion
Joanna Pavlis Joanna Pavlis ... Prof d'anglais
Brigitte Sy ... Le proviseur
Emile Abossolo M'bo ... Le prof de gym
Dominique Descat Dominique Descat ... La cité


Young people and their chances of creating a loving life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama


See all certifications »






Release Date:

2 July 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Brennender Asphalt See more »


Box Office


FRF7,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Featured in Cold Showers (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fascinating look at (young male) life in the Paris Projects
28 January 2005 | by trml1See all my reviews

After learning that some brave soul (fool?)was remaking Assault on Precinct 13, a seminal movie experience from my youth, I tracked down this earlier effort from Richet because he sounded like a fascinating director. There are some clear comparisons to be made in regard to this film and Le Haine, they share the same milieu and the focus is almost exclusively on the male protagonists. However, Ma 6-T feels more like a documentary at times, the style less obvious than that of Kassovitz. When the camera follows the players on a youth centre's basket ball court, the game deteriorates in to ugly gang violence and the viewer feels like an helpless spectator on the side lines, such is the ability of Richet's camera to draw us into the drama. This long take-the film is made up of a majority of these-is the kind of cinema that Andre Bazin would applaud, however he may have been less amoured to the occasional flourish, particularly during one scene where the circular motion of the camera feels more like an homage to DePalma. Richet clearly likes his characters (he his from the Paris projects)but unlike Le Haine there is more of them and thus they are less clearly defined, making it difficult to empathize with them. He does not give them any kind of arc, allowing for a more fly on the wall feel. This approach forces the viewer to consider their plight without having to fall for the winning charms of Vincent Cassel. Are they victims of society or just a bunch of losers? There is some suggestion that they are both, the few women portrayed in the film have jobs or are trying to better themselves, or more tellingly represent authority figures, like the female head teacher and police woman. The male characters just seem to complain about their lot without ever doing much about it, brilliantly conveyed during one scene by two of them pondering why they are sitting at a bus stop. Some of them talk of revolution but are more interested in their turf wars between rival project gangs, rather than joining together for a real class war. A riot seems to be the only possible conclusion but the film is bookended by the images of a women and a girl, presumably her daughter, raising arms. Is the future in the arms of the women? Perhaps so, because regardless of the obvious intelligence of the male characters, they are all oozing too much testosterone to care too much about the future and seem to enjoy a pretty vacant and violent now. This film gives me hope for the forthcomimg remake of Assault on Precincr 13, lets hope that Richet can apply as much intelligence to the remake as he did to this engrossing sophomore effort.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed