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Standing Tall

Original title: Tete Haute, La
German title: Standing Tall *
France, 2015

Director: Bercot, Emmanuelle
Production company: Les Films du Kiosque
Age recommendation: 16 years and up
Length: 119 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Abandoned by his mother at the age of six, Malony is constantly in and out of juvenile court. An adoptive family grows around this young delinquent: Florence, a children’s magistrate nearing retirement, and Yann, a caseworker and himself the survivor of a very difficult childhood. Together they follow the boy’s journey and try unfailingly to save him. Then Malony is sent to a stricter educational centre, where he meets Tess, a very special young girl who will show him that there are reasons for hope.

Giffoni 2015, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2015 (awarded)

World sales address/es:
Driver, Elle (FR)