A film by Fabrice Genestal

2000 France - Drama


Desiree is a haughty, 16 year old black girl. She is considered a " Squale ", a rebellious adolescent. As a newcomer in the neighbourhood, she asserts herself by claiming to be the daughter of Souleimane, an underground hero and a gang member who has mysteriously disappeared. She quickly becomes the leader of hood girls. Toussaint, a local boss who is both unpredictable and violent, will soon cross her path. She believes they are two of a kind and seduces him... But one day he?ll betray her. Desiree will be hurt and will decide to take revenge.

  • cast

    • Esse Lawson (D├ęsir)
    • Tony Mpoudja (Toussaint)
  • crew

    • Screenplay
    • Fabrice Genestal
    • Screenplay
    • Nathalie Valloud
    • Cinematography
    • Eric Guichard
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 100 min
    • Format
    • Color
    • Sound
    • Dolby Digital

awards & nominations

  • Toronto Film Festival 2000

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