Sons of Ramses

Goutte d’Or

Director: Clément Cogitore
Country: France

German Premiere
2022 | 98 min. | French, Arabic
Subtitles: English, German

Cast_ Karim Leklou, Malik Zidi, Ahmed Benaïssa, Elsa Wolliaston, Jawad Outouia Screenplay_ Clément Cogitore Camera_ Sylvain Verdet Producer_ Jean-Christophe Reymond Rights_ mk2 Films

A charming charlatan is supposedly able to contact the dead. But suddenly he’s involved in a death himself. An atmospherically dense thriller and a portrait of a Parisian neighborhood.

Ramses, played by rising star Karim Leklou, has set up a business for himself in the Goutte d’Or district of Paris that is as dishonest as it is lucrative. A con man and supposed medium, the dead seem to speak through him to their bereaved families. One day, however, he is approached by a group of teenagers looking for their missing friend. As a result, Ramses’ daily life gradually breaks down and he is forced to confront his true nature. The crime plot brings him into frighteningly real contact with a dead man. In the background, always present: the people of a little-known district of Paris, their relationships and their hardships. Here’s a film whose tension derives precisely from the unusual calm. A film charged with electricity: no place is safe, the boundaries between the private and the public are dangerously permeable, and the night reigns even in bright daylight.


Clément Cogitore has worked at the intersection of modern art and film since 2011 and received numerous awards for his work, including the Marcel Duchamp Prize.His debut film, ›The Wakhan Front‹, screened at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in 2015.


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