Disco Boy (15)
A bold fiction feature debut from Abbruzzese, stars the magnetic Franz Rogowski in an odyssey that crosses continents and identities.
Alienated from his homeland, young Belarusian Aleksei wants to become a French citizen. After a hazardous journey through Europe, he enlists in the Foreign Legion. Fate propels him into the Niger Delta where fearless, charismatic revolutionary Jomo is battling the insidious oil conglomerates that threaten his community’s future. While Aleksei seeks a new family in the Legion, Jomo dreams of being a ‘disco boy’. Transfigured by Hélène Louvart’s fabulous cinematography and a trippy, driving electronic score from Vitalic, their paths converge in the jungle, intertwining their destinies across borders, bodies, life and death.
“freaky trip into the heart of imperial darkness” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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