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THE RIGHT OF THE WEAKEST

The story takes place in Liège, Belgium, today.It's the story of four men, a woman and a child who don't all know each other and who are brought together by fate. It's a story that begins in a warm atmosphere. Human warmth, the warmth of summer, the warmth of a bar where the men meet to play cards.It's a story about the sense of propriety that prevents people from talking about their suffering until it's too late. It’s a story in which the money lacking in one place is all too visible in another.It's the story of people who can't go on, worn down, broken and exhausted by work.It's also the story of people who have none now. No work, no hope, no future, and who cling to their memories and the lies of the past.It's the story of three men who dream that something is still possible, in spite of everything.It's the story of men who take up arms to go and find money where it lies, in other men's pockets because they feel they have a right to it!It's a story of tears, bullets and blood. In which the children aren't the only ones who weep.A story without good guys and bad guys. A story of the weak and the strong. In which all of them have their reasons, in which they all pick sides. It's a story in which some will die while others will survive but which will leave no one unscathed.
                  

Lucas Belvaux See his other films
Produced by : Patrick Sobelman
Company : AGAT FILMS & CIE
Coproduced by : ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP, FRANCE 3 CINEMA
Partners : Canal +, Ciné Cinéma, CNC, Wallimage, Communauté Française de Belgique, RTBF, Eurimages.


Main cast : Eric Caravaca, Natacha Regnier, Lucas Belvaux, Patrick Descamps, Claude Semal.


Duration : 1h56
Year of production : 2006
Available Versions : VF / VO STF, VA / VO STA
Theatrical release date : 19/07/2006


Distributor : Diaphana

International sales : Mercure International

TV distribution : Films distribution


VOD Diffusion : Universciné













Awards :
Panorama of European Cinema: Prix du meilleur film. Prix du public. Festival de cinema politic: Prix du public.

Festival selections :
Festival de Cannes, Cannes, 2006. Locarno international film festival, Locarno, 2006. Panorama of European Cinema, Athènes, 2006. Festival de cinema politic, Barcelone, 2006. Cinemania, Montréal, 2006. Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma, Paris, 2006.

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