La Squale (2000)

La Squale
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Crime
Keywords teen
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Nathalie Valloud Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Fabrice Genestal Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Eric Guichard Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Christophe Pinel Editor n/a 172 7000001
Philippe Richard Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Yann Mercier Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Thierry Wong Producer n/a 3 3000002
Pierre Forette Producer n/a 3 3000001
Khereddine Ennasri Actor n/a 1 1000003
Tony Mpoudja Actor Toussaint 1 1000002
Stephanie Jaubert Actor n/a 1 1000004
Denis Lavant Actor n/a 1 1000005
Fabrice Genestal Director n/a 2 2000001
Foued Nassah Actor n/a 1 1000006
Esse Lawson Actor Desiree 1 1000001
Desiree is a tough young woman living the anti-heroic life of an outsider, a "squale," in the suburban ghetto of Paris. She quickly establishes herself as the leader of a local girl gang by claiming she is the daughter of Souleimane, a legendary hero whose ghost still reigns supreme over the project. One can see his legacy in Toussaint, a fierce, unpredictable, and unrepentant local crime boss who flaunts his virility by molesting young Arab women. But Desiree is every bit his match. Their shared respect for Souleimane convinces Desiree that she and Toussaint are two of a kind and, in true femme fatale style, she seduces him. A violent yet unusually tender love develops between them, but his desire to conquer the studious Yasmine leads Desiree to exact a cunning revenge.