ComingSoon is debuting an exclusive The Worst Ones clip from the French Cannes Film Festival award-winning dramedy. The film is screening at Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York this week and will release theatrically on March 24.
“Set in the suburbs of Boulogne-Sur-Mer in northern France, The Worst Ones captures a film within a film as it follows the production of a feature whose director turns to the local Cité Picasso housing project for casting,” reads the film’s synopsis. “Eager to capture performances of gritty authenticity, the director selects four working class teenagers to act in the film to the surprise and consternation of the local community, who question the director’s choice of “the worst ones.” As the director and crew audition, rehearse, film, and interact with their hand-picked cast, jealousies are stoked, lines are crossed, and ethical questions arise, with thought-provoking and at times darkly funny results.”
Check out the exclusive The Worst Ones clip below:
The Worst Ones was directed by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret. It stars Mallory Wanecque, Timéo Mahaut, Johan Heldenbergh, Loïc Pech, Mélina Vanderplancke, Esther Archambault, Matthias Jacquin, Angélique Gernez. Dominique Frot, and Rémy Camus.