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Three Dancing Slaves (2004)

Le clan (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 16 June 2004 (France)
Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died. Marc is deeply troubled: he tries to stiff drug ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cazalé ... Marc
Stéphane Rideau ... Christophe
Thomas Dumerchez ... Olivier
... Hicham
... Le père
Vincent Martinez ... Le "professeur"
... Robert
... Emilie
Nicolas Paz ... Montana
Mathias Olivier ... Ryan
Gary Mary ... Luc
Geordie Piseri-Diaz ... Jérémy
Clément Dettli ... Henry
Pierre Vallin ... Sly
Janine Ribollet ... La mère de Sly
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Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died. Marc is deeply troubled: he tries to stiff drug dealers and then plots revenge. Christophe is released from jail, lands a job, and must overcome various temptations in order to keep it. Olivier, nearing 18, may be falling in love with Hicham, a young man who constantly practices capoeira on the shores of the lake. Both violence and fraternity are close to the surface of most interactions. How each brother emerges from his challenge comprises the film's drama. Is there any way in which these men can be a family? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Three Dancing Slaves  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,317, 4 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,567, 13 November 2005
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Convincing Acting, but Poor Plot Progression
8 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie exhibited wonderful filmography, surprisingly convincing performances and gorgeous young men. Where this film was lacking tremendously was the plot. Even though it had so much potential, it's execution was haphazard, and too much time was spent on unnecessary scenes, so toward the end it felt rushed, and the relationship between Olivier (Thomas Dumerchez) and Hicham (Salim Kechiouche) if it were developed more deeply, would have made for a wonderful film. Finally, the ending left me lacking as if it would continue next week. In other words, the entire film felt like an episode in a larger series. It felt unresolved; unfinished. And the extended Soliloquy, conveyed in the form of letters written to Christophe (I believe) certainly did not make up for a proper ending. That really frustrated me.


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