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Three Dancing Slaves (2004)

Le clan (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 16 June 2004 (France)
Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died. Marc is deeply troubled: he tries to stiff drug ... See full summary »

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Gaël Morel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cazalé ... Marc
Stéphane Rideau Stéphane Rideau ... Christophe
Thomas Dumerchez Thomas Dumerchez ... Olivier
Salim Kechiouche ... Hicham
Bruno Lochet ... Le père
Vincent Martinez Vincent Martinez ... Le "professeur"
Jackie Berroyer ... Robert
Aure Atika ... Emilie
Nicolas Paz Nicolas Paz ... Montana
Mathias Olivier Mathias Olivier ... Ryan
Gary Mary Gary Mary ... Luc
Geordie Piseri-Diaz Geordie Piseri-Diaz ... Jérémy
Clément Dettli Clément Dettli ... Henry
Pierre Vallin Pierre Vallin ... Sly
Janine Ribollet Janine Ribollet ... La mère de Sly
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Storyline

Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died. Marc is deeply troubled: he tries to stiff drug dealers and then plots revenge. Christophe is released from jail, lands a job, and must overcome various temptations in order to keep it. Olivier, nearing 18, may be falling in love with Hicham, a young man who constantly practices capoeira on the shores of the lake. Both violence and fraternity are close to the surface of most interactions. How each brother emerges from his challenge comprises the film's drama. Is there any way in which these men can be a family? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 June 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Dancing Slaves See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,317, 4 September 2005

Gross USA:

$21,567
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Morning Bird
Written by Luke Steele (as Steele, L.)
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Interesting. Well worth a look
13 January 2007 | by jsmith1480See all my reviews

A Gael Morel film whose theme will be familiar to viewers who have seen "Wild Reeds" or "Come Undone" : young, handsome, sexy, disturbed young Frenchies trapped in the limited prospects offered by the mediocre towns and cities far from Paris. Here we have the three sons of an indifferent French father and a Maghreb mother, recently deceased. Where they live horny young men lack even a town whore for relief and, resignedly, must rely on the local grouchy, bored transvestite.

Morel favorite Stephane Rideau is a 20-something, "scared straight" ex con who will trade his youthful wildness for the dull comfort and security of middle class respectability while his two younger brothers grapple, respectively, with intolerable powerlessness and gay love.

All the guys are eye candy and Morel and his actors have never suffered from fear of frontal. All of which would mean little were it not for the interesting characters and Morel's unique cinematic style. Rent it. You'll enjoy it. And if it turns out you disagree, hell, it's only 88 minutes including the credits crawl. Jim Smith


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