ESCAPE FROM RAQQA
Director Emmanuel Hamon
Cast Swann Arlaud, Finnegan Oldfield, Charles Berling, Jisca Kalvanda
Producer Epithète Films
Scriptwriter Benjamin Dupas
Filmography First Feature
Raqqa, Syria, spring 2015. A disillusioned Faustine, (whose husband thought she was on vacation in Turkey), discovers the hell she and her 5-year old son have entered; she’s a prisoner of ISIS. In Paris, without help from authorities, Faustine’s husband Sylvain, (Swann Arlaud) together with activist friends, launch a delicate high-risk withdrawal operation. This true story of an almost impossible rescue attempt is electrifying, a nail-biting suspense thriller.
First-time fiction feature director-co-screenwriter Emmanuel Hamon creates an incredibly realistic and empathetic portrait of characters caught-up in the Syrian chaos. Absorbing, engrossing and superbly acted!
2019 LA CIOTAT FRANCOPHONE 1st FEATURE FESTIVAL