Mon légionnaire

  • 106'
  • France
  • 2021

When you join the French Foreign Legion, you agree to be bound by a tight-fitting straightjacket of official procedures and unwritten laws. Your brothers-in-arms become your family. While a group of men of different origins carry out a mission in Mali, the women they leave behind have to build a life for themselves as best they can, within the closed community of the military base.

For this ensemble drama, screenwriter and director Rachel Lang, who herself has served in the armed forces, turned to a setting where the separation of the sexes is still very strict: this elite army unit is open only to men. While newcomer Nika (Ina Marija Bartaitė) tries to reconcile herself with the absence of her ambitious fiancé Vlad at the base, lawyer Céline (Camille Cottin) is making plans of her own. Although, as an officer, her husband Maxime (Louis Garrel) follows all the protocols, she refuses to submit to the expectations of the female community at the base.

Director
Rachel Lang
Countries of production
France, Belgium
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2022
Length
106'
Medium
DCP
International title
Our Men
Languages
French, English
Producers
Jeremy Forni, Benoit Roland
Production Companies
Chevaldeuxtrois, Wrong Men
Sales
BAC Films
Screenplay
Rachel Lang
Cinematography
Fiona Braillon
Editor
Sophie Vercruysse
Production Design
Jean-François Sturm
Sound Design
Aline Huber
Music
Odezenne
Cast
Louis Garrel, Camille Cottin, Ina Marija Bartaitė, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Naidra Ayadi, Leo Levy, Jean Michelangeli
Local Distributor
Imagine Filmdistributie Nederland