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queer fringe romance

Somewhere in the French countryside, Léto is stuck in a modest industrial suburban town. Down tower blocks, a bunch of broke and bully thugs rule over the wasteland he crosses everyday to pick up his moped before work. However one day, this ambient hostility turns into the overwhelming charm of an unexpected encounter... Léto will thus draw his emancipation from Hamza, an enigmatic ice rink employee just as outsider as him. Will these lone wolves run away from such a mutual desire?

MAUVAIS GENRE

not that kind of guy

crew & cast

movie stills

festival selections

behind the scenes

movie trailer

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crew

Writer-Director ... Sarah Al Atassi
Producer ... Wombat Films

Production manager ... Vivien Ferrand

Assistant production manager ... Clémentine Sergent

1st Assistant director ... Marie Fouché

2nd Assistant director ... Johanna Renard
Script supervisors ... Juliette Moreau + Marielle Alluchon
Stunt coordinator ... Mathieu Lardot (Cinemaction)
Photography ... Evgenia Alexandrova
Sound ... Hugo Deguillard
Decoration ... Pauline Doublier
Costume ... Avril Lecocq
Makeup ... Fiona Rossini
Editing ... Sarah Al Atassi
Color ... Vincent Amor
Original Music Soundtrack ... Zaïd Sahlii

cast

Léto ... Sohan Pague
Hamza (Léto's crush) ... Issa Al Issa
Jordan (Léto's one night stand) ... Tibo Drouet
Léto's friend ... Philippe Bilheur
Cinema manager ... Raphaël Thiéry
Clarisse (rink receptionist) ... Clementine Sergent
Thug Leader ... Lahcen Elmazouzi
Thug ... Leyhan Belhachemi-Hoinard
Thug ... Théophile Dubus
Thug ... Anthony Da Silva
Thug ... Nicolas Ali Larbi
Thug ... Sébastien Ali Larbi
Thug ... Sarah Al Atassi
Couple from porn video ... Maël Dutheil
Couple from porn video ... Simon Frenay
TV documentary narrator ... Michel Mhanna Santoni

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(inter)national selections

Sandbar International Film Awards
2021
Northern Irelande (Belfast)
Queer Screen (Mardi Gras Film Festival)
2021
Australia (Sydney)
Thessaloniki Free Short Film Festival
2023
Greece
Et Alors ?! (LGBT+ film festival)
2022
France (Perpignan)
Eurydice Short Film Festival
2021
France (Fécamp)
Face à Face (gay and lesbian film festival)
2021
France (Saint-Etienne)
Cinemarges
2022
France (Bordeaux)
Certamen Internacional de Cortos (Soria Short Film Fest)
2021
Spain
Melbourne Queer Film Fest
2021
Australia
Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival
2021
USA (state of California)
Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival
2020
USA (New England)
Désir...Désirs LGBTQIA+ Film Festival
2021 + 2022
France (Tours)
Changing Face International Film Festival
2020
Australia (Sydney)
Metz Subversive Film Festival
2021
Northeast France
Pink Apple Queer Film Festival
2020
Sweden (Zurich)
Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
2021
India (Bombay)
Brooklyn Film Festival
2021
USA (New York)
Rome Independent Film Festival
2020
Italia
Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival
2020
USA
Queersicht LGBTIQA+ Filmfestival
2020
Sweden (Berne)

scenario reward



festival awards

Brive international medium-length film festival - 2018

► Screenplay competition winner

Sandbar international film awards (Ireland) - 2020

►​ Best LGBT film winner

► Best performance winner (for actor Sohan Pague)

Los Angeles diversity film festival (USA) - 2021

► Best director winner

Soria International Short Film Fest (Spain) - 2021

► Jury prize winner : Cuestión de Sexo competition

Désir...Désirs festival (France) - 2021

► Best short film winner : audience award

Thessaloniki free short festival (Greece) - 2023

► 2nd best special short film winner

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Métamorphose NocturneSarah Al Atassi & Sohan Pague by Stéphan Mary
00:00 / 15:21
Radio Campus ToursSarah Al Atassi by Eve Coquelet
00:00 / 18:37

movie stills

bts and film-set photography