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Emmanuelle Bercot

standing tall
(La tête haute)

France 2015
In French / English subtitles
120 min
For audicences aged 12 and above

"Since he learned to walk he's been a trouble maker. I think I've made a monster". In the office of the juvenile court judge (Deneuve), a mother (Sara Forestier) talks about her fifteen-year-old son who snickers to himself by her side, having stolen a car and gone joyriding around town [...]
With Standing Tall, Emmanuelle Bercot manages to strike a balance between a piece that brings us close to reality (painting the portrait of an underprivileged youth of today and the daily "heroics" of judges and caseworkers) whilst having an exciting cinematographic intensity.
Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot
Screenplay: Emmanuelle Bercot, Marcia Romano
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier
Production: François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne / Les Films du Kiosque
Sales: Elle Driver