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David-Jan Bronsgeest Short film - 2018 - 12 min.

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During the 2005 Paris riots, rookie police recruits from the impoverished suburbs wonder which camp they belong to: the French law enforcement or the young rioters?

2005, Paris is burning, or the banlieu, at least. Four police recruits are stuck in an anti-riot squad van that tries to leave the dangerous neighbourhood as quickly as possible. Tension in the street is mounting, but also among the rookies, who were specially scouted for a reintegration programme. Why were they chosen for this mission? They wonder if their identity and descent will protect them in the case of an ambush – or is a conflict of loyalties looming?

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