10-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother on a remote island, in a village inhabited solely by women and young boys. In a hospital overlooking the ocean, all the boys are subjected to a strange medical treatment. Only Nicolas questions what is happening around him. He senses that his mother is lying to him, and is determined to find out what she does with the other women at night, on the beach. What he discovers is the beginning of a nightmare into which he is helplessly drawn. But in Stella, a young nurse at the hospital, Nicolas finds an unexpected ally.

Director's Biography
LUCILE HADŽIHALILOVIĆ grew up in Morocco and studied in Paris. She is the cofounder of the production company Les Cinémas de la Zone. As a cinematographer, Hadžihalilović has collaborated with the distinguished director Gaspar Noé. Her directorial credits include the acclaimed La bouche de Jean-Pierre (Mimi) and the feature Innocence, which won the Award for Best New Director at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. // Films (selection): La bouche de Jean-Pierre (Mimi) (1996), Good Boys Use Condoms (1998, short), Innocence (2004; CE ’05), Nectar (2014, short), Evolution (2015)
European Panorama Fiction 2016
Lucile Hadžihalilović
France / Spain / Belgium 2015
81 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Lucile Hadžihalilović, Alanté Kavaïté, in collaboration with Geoff Cox
Cinematography Manu Dacosse
Editing Nassim Gordji-Tehrani
With Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier
Producer(s) Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon (Les Films du Worso, FR), Jérôme Vidal (Noodles Production, FR), Sebastián Álvarez (Volcano Films, ES), Geneviève Lemal (Scope Pictures, BE), John Engel (Left Field Ventures, BE)
Les Films du Worso 38 boulevard Raspail 75007 Paris France info@lesfilmsduworso.com www.lesfilmsduworso.com
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere