Les barons

  • 111'
  • Belgium
  • 2009
Fast cut, energetic comedy à la the Dutch film Shouf Shouf Habibi! about three friends of Moroccan origin in a poor suburb of Brussels. They call themselves ' the barons' and believe that every person has a limited allotment of steps. So above all don't do too much, because every step could be your last.
One of them, Hassan, is put under pressure by his father to become a bus driver. He himself has other ambitions: he wants to be a stand-up comedian. The danger is, will people laugh with him or at him? Equally awful is that Hassan dreams about the confident journalist Malika, the sister of another baron named Mounir. Going out with the sister of a friend is absolutely not done, unless you marry her.
The self-taught Nabil Ben Yadir, who also wrote the script, based Hassan in this feature debut on himself.
Director
Nabil Ben Yadir
Country of production
Belgium
Production Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
111'
Medium
35mm
International title
The Barons
Language
French
Producers
Sébastien Delloye, Diana Elbaum
Production Companies
Entre Chien et Loup, Liaison Cinématographique
Sales
Entre Chien et Loup
Screenplay
Nabil Ben Yadir, Laurent Brandenbourger
Cinematography
Danny Elsen
Editor
Damien Keyeux
Sound Design
Dirk Bombey
Music
Imhotep (IAM)
Cast
Nader Boussandel
Local Distributor
Cinéart Netherlands
Website
http://www.entre-chien-et-loup.be/film-film-6-production-en.html