Watch: Athena 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances, three siblings have their lives thrown into chaos..
Plot: Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances, three siblings have their lives thrown into chaos.
Smart Tags: #death #brother #fight #life #chaos #psychological_thriller #ghetto #suburb #police_station #france #one_word_title #suspense #electronic_music_score #2020s #tension #visceral #no_opening_credits #long_take #opening_action_scene #one_day_timespan #urban_setting
|6.8/10 Votes: 13,025|
|83% | RottenTomatoes|
|72/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 397 Popularity: 299.754 | TMDB|
I was expecting a lot more from this film because I am long time admirer of both Romain Gavras work in music clips, and acting of Dali Benssalah. First of al good things: visuals!!! Piece of art, starting from first scene all the way to the very last moments of film.
Secondly very good acting by leading roles, although unrealistic emotions at some moments ruined truly epic performance. You could definitely see a lot of talent here, but really bad script, so many plot holes, mistakes and goofs. Shortly speaking film started with somewhat around 8.5 and then steadily going down. No deeper meaning or cliffhangers definitely didn’t save overall poor film. 6 is being very generous and only because pros I’ve mentioned was at high level.
“In memory of Bernard Moussa Gomis”
The story: RIOTS EXPLODE in the suburbs of Paris when a young French man gets KILLED by the police. Friends and family demand to know which police officer killed their brother and they will riot until their demand is met.
This movie is one long BATTLE between French youth in the suburbs of Paris and the police. It’s shot in a war style kind of way, with claustrophic scenes of contineous, intense FIGHTiNG inside and outside of crumbling, highrise appartment buildings in these poor French neighbourhoods.
The intensity of this story is FIERCE. It just doesnt light up. The acting performances are on STEROIDS, with a constant crazed drive in the eyes of the leading characters, who are out of control by RAGE because of the fact that their friend and brother got KILLED by the police.
The photography is a constant WAVE of rushes of ATTACKS through narrow streets and corridors, often filmed on the back of rioters, who are being followed in close up, while fireworks are constantly exploding all around them, which makes this movie even more intense. The sound score is as CLAUSTROPHOBIC and intense as the photography.
This movie has got the look and feel of a real live WAR documentary. It’s contineous adrenaline RUSH is breathtaking.
I tried to find out if this story was actually based on real events, but I could not find any information about it in detail. I will add details later on if I find out more about this story…
What makes watching this movie so breathtakingly painful and worrisome is that many similar riots have occurred in France over the last 15 years. Suburban French youth, living in poverty, get to bear the burden of constant police control and harassment, which sometimes results in random deaths of which this movie is a SHIVERING tale…
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Romain Gavras
Writer Elias Belkeddar, Romain Gavras, Ladj Ly
Actors Dali Benssalah, Sami Slimane, Anthony Bajon
Awards 2 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.2 : 1
Camera ARRI Alexa 65 and Leitz THALIA lenses, Angenieux Optimo Zoom, Arri Alexa Mini LF (Angenieux EZ Series), Tribe 7 Blackwing Binaries Bespoke
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A