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Bad Seeds (2018)

Mauvaises herbes (original title)
TV-MA | | Comedy | 21 November 2018 (France)
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Wael (Kheiron) a former street child, makes a living from small scams with his adoptive mother and partner-in-crime Monique (Catherine Deneuve). When this unconventional duo swindles the ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kheiron Kheiron ... Wael
Catherine Deneuve ... Monique
André Dussollier ... Victor
Louison Blivet Louison Blivet ... Shana
Adil Dehbi Adil Dehbi ... Fabrice
Hakou Benosmane Hakou Benosmane ... Karim
Youssouf Wague Youssouf Wague ... Ludo
Ouassima Zrouki Ouassima Zrouki ... Nadia
Joseph Jovanovic Joseph Jovanovic ... Jimmy
Leila Boumedjane Leila Boumedjane ... Sarah
Alban Lenoir ... Franck
Aymane Wardane Aymane Wardane ... Waël (enfant) (as Aymen Wardane)
Médine Zaouiche Médine Zaouiche ... Djallil (as Médine)
Sofiane Zermani Sofiane Zermani ... Usamah (as Fianso)
Ingrid Donnadieu Ingrid Donnadieu ... Monique (jeune)


Wael (Kheiron) a former street child, makes a living from small scams with his adoptive mother and partner-in-crime Monique (Catherine Deneuve). When this unconventional duo swindles the wrong guy, Victor (André Dussollier), an old acquaintance of Monique now in charge of a support organization for troubled teens, they have no choice but to become his interim secretary and educator in order to redeem themselves. Facing six willful kids determined to spoil all his efforts, Wael's own personal story and inventive tricks become the key to gaining their trust - and he soon realizes that he too is given a chance to heal his past and find his place in society. Written by cineuropa.org

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21 November 2018 (France) See more »

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To find the six teenagers, Kheiron appealed to Adelaïde Mauvernay, casting director. His first instruction was that he did not want actors, but teens from the "real life". Suddenly, they first considered a wild cast that proved to be a process too long, complicated to implement and inefficient because the roles of the little ones are very technical for non-comedians. See more »


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Bad Seeds inserts the dawn of admirable roots to the viewers
7 January 2019 | by shabin-sajanSee all my reviews

Lovely blend of love , hatred, friendship, empathy can be perceived through this movie "Bad seeds" . Like the headline of Bad seen mentioned, it injects an inception of admirable and constructive roots to the audience which is exactly the converse of the title. It tells the story a boy - Wael . With the lessons and tricks which he experienced from his personal life is been introduced to the troubled teens in the support organization. The director Kheiron has captured the movie astonishingly while giving the audience a chance to compare Wael's past childhood life with present situations with those 6 teens. WOW it was indeed "SPLENDID" . All the actors were so good and apt in their roles with stunning performance from Kheiron as Wael. As it would've been easy for him as he was the hero and director (Just kidding) . Bravo Kheiron. P.S : Watched the movie in Netflix with English Dub & English Subtitles

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