24 MEASURES

A film by Jalil Lespert

Cast : Benoit Magimel, Lubna Azabal, Sami Bouajila, Bérangère Allaux

2007 / drama / France / original title : 24 MESURES / 90’ / Color / status : completed / French / General Audience / long feature-film / French catalog

On Christmas Eve, four young people that were never meant to meet share a moment of each other’s existence. Separated from her young son, Helly struggles for money. She meets Didier, who pays her to play his fiancée for the night, but the act comes to a tragic ending. Left stunned, Helly meets Marie, who takes her on her way to the coast. There they encounter Chris, and all three will end the night together.

Press

““Jalil Lespert makes a confident feature helming debut with his studied yet free/feeling construction, lensed largely at close range, keeps interest focused throughout unexpected twists and turns.””

Variety