Close Enemies (Frères Ennemis)
Two old friends now living on different sides of the law meet again later in life in this French crime thriller from David Oelhoffen (Far From Men).
"Born and raised in a suburb ridden by drug trafficking, Manuel (Matthias Schoenaerts, The Danish Girl) and Driss (Reda Kateb, Zero Dark Thirty) were like brothers. As adults, they have gone down exactly the opposite path: Manuel chose to embrace this thug life, while Driss completely rejected it and became a cop. When Manuel’s biggest deal goes terribly wrong, the two men meet again and come to realise they both need each other to survive in their worlds. Between betrayals and resentments, and despite their hatred, they renew deep ties around the one thing they have left in common: their visceral commitment to the place of their childhood." (Venice Film Festival)