Top Floor, Left Wing
Feature Film | France, Luxembourg | 2010 | 110 min.
François, a forty-something bailiff, is about to execute his daily eviction. But fate takes an unexpected turn: as he enters the apartment, he is mistakenly taken hostage by an amateur drug dealer and his father. Keen to resolve this situation quickly and quietly, the local deputy calls in the Special Police Force. Television crews immediately rush in for the scoop. Under crossfire from snipers, hungry cameramen, a curious crowd, and François’ exasperated wife, the three trapped men prepare their escape. Their only option: use the neighborhood’s discontentment and start a riot… Catch Lyes Salem (AFF 2010, Masquerades’ director) in this sociopolitical satire.
Co-presented by Alliance Française de San Francisco (www.afsf.com), TV5MONDE (www.tv5.org), and the French Film and TV Office (www.frenchculture.org)