• Mercenary

    Directed by Sacha Wolff
    France | 103 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Mercenary

    Directed by Sacha Wolff
    France | 103 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Mercenary

    Directed by Sacha Wolff
    France | 103 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

A fierce, moving thriller about a massive Polynesian rugby player recruited to play in France, this stunning debut film shows us a violent, unfamiliar world through the eyes of an unforgettable outsider.

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film synopsis

Abused by his alcoholic father, the massive, heavily tattooed Polynesian rugby player Soane is desperate to leave his New Caledonian home. So he accepts an offer from a shady recruiter to play in France... only to arrive at the French airport broke and alone, with nothing but his Bible and the clothes on his back. This giant is told he's too small for the team.

With the help of a relative, he lands a position on a second-rate squad in a dreary provincial town, where he's pumped full of steroids, falls for a girl who's been passed around by his teammates, and hides from the violent creditors demanding the money they loaned him to fly to France. Sacha Wolff's powerful, compassionate debut film shows us a world we haven't seen before, through the eyes of this wounded, unforgettable Polynesian warrior.

"Weighing in at 111 kilos (244 lbs.), with a massive battering-ram body, Toki Pilioko has the sort of physique Hollywood casting agents inevitably pigeonhole... [Wolff's film] demonstrates the insight and sensitivity to look past that rough-and-tumble exterior to discover the conflicted soul within."  Peter Debruge, Variety

film details

Original Language Title: Mercenaire
Country: France
Year: 2016
Running Time: 103 minutes
Premier Status: North American Premiere
Language: French
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Sacha Wolff
Producers: Claire Bodechon, Jean Bréhat
Principal Cast: Toki Pilioko, Iliana Zabeth, Laurent Pakihivatau, Petelo Sealeu, Maoni Talalua
Cinematographers: Samuel Lahu
Editor: Laurence Manheimer
Music: Luc Meilland
Screenwriter: Sacha Wolff
International Sales Company: Be For Films

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