BAC north, the law of Marseille

CRITICAL – Inspired by a true story of police officers tried for extorting contraband cigarette dealers and resellers, Cédric Jimenez’s film shows how some cross the yellow line.

Scheduled to be released on December 23, 2020 and postponed due to the Covid, BAC north had been gathering dust for months. Its selection last May at the Cannes Film Festival, out of competition, was a golden opportunity to freshen up and arrive in theaters refreshed in mid-August. The film of Cédric Jimenez especially left the Croisette with an annoying controversy.

During the press conference, Fiachra Gibbons, Irish journalist at AFP, put his foot in the dish from the first question. After congratulating the team on this film “very very strong”, the man threw thistles as flowers: “We are in an election year. I saw that with the eye of a stranger and I said to myself: “Ah, yes, maybe I’ll vote Le Pen after that”. ” Gibbons explained that he came from a city in Ireland and that he was embarrassed by this vision of the northern districts of Marseille, shown according to him as “areas outside civilization”, the same as that conveyed in the French media.

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