Kids with Guns is the first feature film directed by Anthony Faure, co-written with Antony Renault.
Two small dealers from Boulogne, Arno and Mo, eke out a living dealing hash, hoping to somehow make it to their dream destination: Spain. After getting on a chase with the police, they find a bag filled with a drug they don't know yet: MDMA. They decide to go to Paris' sixteenth arrondissement to sell it off to the Parisian golden youth. Their rapid success draws the attention of the real owner of the bag: a wall-eyed business student at the head of his neighbourhood drug traffic. He decides to hire them. Their collaboration, at first profitable, will be undermined by the personal vendetta of overzealous police inspector, Ratjev.
Kids with Guns is an urban thriller telling the story of two friends who make the wrong choice and find themselves in the middle of a business that goes way beyond what they expected. This story is neither a lampoon against drugs nor its praises. Drugs and especially MDMA are used as an excuse. An excuse to enter the universe depicted in the film, the universe of the golden youth: ruled by money with easy access to drugs and alcohol and the illusion to be above the law.
To face this future elite almost untouchable, only stands the police force who don't dare to take on the children of the powerful.
Kids with Guns is above all a bromance. The story of two friends who lose and find each other back, where friendship triumphs over easy money.
This feature project was conceived with guerilla tactics revealing spontaneity and a will not to wait to begin filming. Without public funding, a TV channel or a distributor, Kids with Guns is a free film. The only desires to satisfy are the ones of the authors (the screenwriters, the director and all the artistic collaborators) and of the audience, including our KissBankers who will be the first privileged viewers.
This independence will allow us to experiment freely while working with a stable scenaristic base. We do not claim to be from a new wave shaking up the narrative pattern or the production methods but we wish to question a certain idea of funding of the French cinema.
If we appeal to you, it is because we want to show we don't need much to make a great film: a good story, interesting characters and an original and inspired mise-en-scene. Inspired by the moment, a tight budget, and by the creative spontaneity of a talented and motivated crew sharing the same faith in this project.
Anthony Faure is a Franco-Venezuelan director and producer of short films. Graduate from Paris Sorbonne University in screen-writing, directing and producing, Anthony has also received a training as assistant-director. Between 2011 and 2013, he directed 5 short films of fiction of various genre (dark comedy, fantastic, comedy, etc.) In 2014, he directed La Panne in which a young writer -who can talk to the characters from his novels- has to tell his protagonist he has to die in the next volume of his adventures...
Kids with Guns is his first feature film.
Antony Renault is director and producer of short films. At the end of his third year of Film studies, he wrote and directed his first short film, L'Homme de Minuit (The Midnight Man), produced by Les Films de l'Ours and broadcasted on French TV (France 3): the story of a young boy in permanent conflict with his father who meets a mysterious man... Between 2012 and 2014, he directed two other short films and started writing several feature film screenplays. He has co-written Kids with Guns with Anthony Faure.
Les Films de l'Ours is a free and independent production company of short and feature films for cinema, founded in 2011 by Anthony Faure, Antony Renault and Florent Larriven. We develop projects of different sizes and shapes, always driven by the unique look an author has on his film. Since 2011, the company has launched many short film projects of very different genres: urban legend, romantic comedy, horror comedy, thriller, fantasy film...
La Mécanique is an association created by film students from La Sorbonne in 2009. If this organization exists, it is because we believe that there is not only one kind of film, we can always renew art, find new modes of expression. Because we believe that Cinema is not a static art, our niche is evolution, the desire to discover new things from project to project, and to always learn and do better. La Mécanique puts its expertise at the service of all those who have ideas and a different perspective on the cinema and its mode of expression in order to assist them at best in their creative process.
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