LEARN BY HEART

LA VIE EN GRAND

By Mathieu VADEPIED

GAUMONT - as SALES

Drama - Completed 2014


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    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mathieu VADEPIED
    • Producer(s)
    • Bruno NAHON (UNITE DE PRODUCTION), Caroline NATAF (UNITE DE PRODUCTION)
    • Synopsis
    • Adama lives alone with his blood mother in a run-down one-bedroom apartment in the projects. Separated from his six half-brothers and sisters, Adama
      has had to change neighbourhoods and middle schools. As he wonders why his father so seldom comes to see them and he watches his mother wear
      herself out on temp job night-shifts, his already low grades and participation at school plunge. When the police raid his new housing block for drugs and
      Mamadou, a sixth-grader he is supposed to be mentoring, discovers a block of hash, Adama locates an empty storage space in the basement of the
      middle school and improvises as a dealer. His main goal: to buy his mother a new washing machine.
      Along his way, Adama learns lessons in life, salesmanship, the world of adults... Will his lessons serve him well?
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