Nineteen year-old Franco-Arab Malik El Djebena is just starting his six year prison sentence in Brécourt. Although he has spent the better part of his life in juvenile detention, this stint is his first in an adult prison. Beyond the division of Corsicans and Muslims in the prison (the Corsicans who with their guard connections rule what happens in the prison), he has no known friends or enemies inside. He is just hoping to serve his time in peace and without incident, despite having no prospects once he's out of jail since he's illiterate and has no support outside of the prison. Due to logistics, the head of Corsican inmates, a sadistic mafioso named César Luciani, co-opts Malik as part of the Corsicans' activities, not only regarding what happens inside the prison, but also continued criminal activities outside. The innocent Malik has no idea what to do but cooperate. This move does not sit well with the other Corsicans, who only see Malik as a dirty Arab, and the Muslims who now ...
This is an amazing film by Jacques Audiard and has won many awards worldwide. In 2010, "Empire" magazine ranked it at number 63 in its "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" list.
It's not really gay/queer themed per se (there is a "gay ghost" though) but it certainly is a must for cinephiles.
Ο 19χρονος Άραβας Malik El Djebena φυλακίζεται σε 6 χρόνια φυλάκιση σε σωφρονιστικό ίδρυμα της Γαλλίας. Εύθραστος λόγω του νεαρού της ηλικίας του, χωρίς να ξέρει ούτε να γράφει ούτε να διαβάζει, σύντομα θα μπει στο στόχαστρο του αρχηγού της Κορσικής συμμορίας που κυβερνά τη φυλακή. Η μύησή του στη συμμορία θα έχει τη μορφή αποστολών, τις οποίες όμως θα διεκπεραιώσει με γενναιότητα..
*Δεν είναι gay/queer σινεμά καθ' εαυτό, αλλά υπάρχει ένα "γκέι φάντασμα" στο σενάριο ;)