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Tête baissée (2015)

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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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Aylin Yay ... Yanne
Hocine Choutri Hocine Choutri ... Kader
Johan Carlsson Johan Carlsson ... Brian
Nadejda Ilieva Nadejda Ilieva ... Lidiya
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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 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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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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potentially interesting storyline let down in minor ways
1 March 2018 | by ap-74670See all my reviews

Somewhat of a male fantasy that a prostitute will fall in love with her captive. Interesting plot in some ways, the machinations of the police and criminal underground are intimated, but the movie never fulfills the expectations in that regard. The hero is a criminal but has honorable principles regarding sex with a minor. Other than that, the character is empty. The ending is obscure (is he executed?). Perhaps I missed something, but I felt I was being led to something deeper which did not happen.


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