A brilliant business school student, Sofiane is drawn back to the life he managed to escape. After his big-shot brother is killed, he is forced to take over his drug trade and streamline it. But does he have the cool, violent temperament needed to avenge his sibling’s murder? And, can he start a new life with the girl he once left behind?
Straight from the projects of Marseille, director Karim Dridi’s incredible non-professional cast offers true-to-life performances, helping us gain insight into the family life of “dealers”, i.e. parents turning a blind eye to their source of income. Dridi lived there for a year to imbue CHOUF with authenticity.