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Face Down (2015)

Tête baissée (original title)
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The film follows Samy (Melvil Poupaud) and his struggle through the Balkan criminal underground and Roma ghettos. Samy is caught by the police in France for smuggling counterfeit money from... See full summary »

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Kamen Kalev
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Cast

Cast overview:
Melvil Poupaud ... Samy
Seher Nebieva Seher Nebieva ... Elka
Lidia Koleva Lidia Koleva ... Snezana
Sunai Siuleiman Sunai Siuleiman ... Uhoto
Atanas Asenov Atanas Asenov ... Canko
Youssef Hajdi ... Driss
Aylin Yay ... Yanne
Hocine Choutri Hocine Choutri ... Kader
Johan Carlsson Johan Carlsson ... Brian
Nadejda Ilieva Nadejda Ilieva ... Lidiya
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Storyline

The film follows Samy (Melvil Poupaud) and his struggle through the Balkan criminal underground and Roma ghettos. Samy is caught by the police in France for smuggling counterfeit money from Bulgaria. Pressed by ambitious police investigator he becomes police informer and is planted undercover among the Bulgarian mob. While involved in human trafficking, he falls in love with Elka (Seher Nebieva), a Roma prostitute.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Bulgaria | France | Belgium

Language:

Turkish | English | Bulgarian | French

Release Date:

14 October 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Face Down See more »

Filming Locations:

Marseille, France See more »

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$11,161
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28 October 2015 | by rozaliya10See all my reviews

It was an absolutely marvelous film from beginning till end. The performance of the gypsy women was stunning. The camera was superb. And the realistic way of visual storytelling was not messing the film world, rather made the picture stronger and more influential. It has so much in common with the world's problems. The director described in such a magnificent and true way this people of whom we seldom think- all those women who don't have the right to think what they would love to do, because it has been decided by others. There are many connections with the Darden movies. This one is worth watching! Something different caring the signature of a new director.


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