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Young Tiger

Young Tiger

Original Title: Bébé Tigre
Director: Cyprien Vial
France | French
2014 | 127min.
Subtitles: English
Format: DCP
Theme: A
Eligible for Child Protection Award
12+
Cyprien Vial, whose short In Range won a Director’s Fortnight prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006, makes his feature-length debut with this riveting film that follows Many, a 17-year-old Punjabi who immigrates to France as part of an educational program. Mani is very eager to make France his new home and dreams of becoming a railway engineer. Unfortunately, his family pressure him to send money home and make them proud, because this is what everyone does when they leave Punjab. Being a student Many cannot have a regular work permit so he starts getting off-the-book jobs, but the line between those jobs and illegal activthe ities is very thin, and soon he becomes entangled in clandestine immigration. Many’s parents are now happy, the money flows and they are proud of him. Many, on the opposite is desperate. His absences from school are jeopardizing his future, and he is lying to everyone, even to his girlfriend Elisabeth. Before it is too late he has to decide what he wants for his future. Inspired by his own encounters and growing friendships with several youths from the north Indian diaspora in France, Vial perfectly captures and transfers onscreen the contrasting emotions, problems, dreams and vitality of multicultural France. —Jason Sanders

Director,  Cyprien Vial

Director,  Cyprien Vial

Cyprien Vial is 34 years old. He holds a directing degree from La Fémis and has directed four short films, including DANS LE RANG, which received a Director’s Fortnight award in 2006. YOUNG TIGER is his first feature film.

Cast and Crew

Director
Cyprien Vial
Composer
Léonie Pernet
Cast
Harmandeep Palminder, Élisabeth Lando, Vikram Sharma
Production Company
Dharamsala, Darius Films
Sales Contact
Films Distribution
Producer
Isabelle Madalaine, Emilie Tisné
Screenwriter
Cyprien Vial
Editor
Albertine Lastera
Cinematographer
Pierre Cottereau
Sound
Mathieu Descamps, Joselyn Robert, Sébastien Pierre
Production Designer
Sophie Reynaud
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