SFF 2011 Day 10 - Trailer of the Day is TOP FLOOR LEFT WING
Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is TOP FLOOR LEFT WING. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film:
When cranky bailiff François (Hippolyte Girardot) attempts to collect a debt from Algerian father Mohand (Fellag) at the latter's council flat on the outskirts of Paris, Mohand's son Salem (Aymen Saïdi) - who's holding a sizeable stash of cocaine for a mate - becomes alarmed. The resulting hostage situation brings these three very different men together on the titular top floor, left wing - even as the authorities bumble their way through a response and the media ominously portend terrorist activity. It takes a unique talent to mine satirical comedy from real-life racial and economic strife, and debuting filmmaker Angelo Cianci strikes that balance with effortless aplomb. Punctuated by tightly edited sequences of white-knuckle tension and astutely photographed in claustrophobic widescreen by Laurent Brunet (Séraphine), Top Floor Left Wing is a deft blend of genre elements and a shrewd critique of bureaucracy and prejudice.
Embedded below is the trailer.