drama / France / original title : FOR MY COUNTRY / Color / status : in post-production / French / General Audience / long feature-film / All Rights / International catalogue
Aissa, a young officer of Algerian origin, tragically loses his life during a fresher initiation ritual at the prestigious French military academy of Saint-Cyr. As the death tears through his family, controversy arises over Aissa’s funeral plans when the Army refuses to take responsibility. Ismael, his older, rebellious brother, tries to keep the family united as they fight to win justice for Aissa.
After La Melodie (“Orchestra Class” – Venice 2017 Official Selection), French director Rachid Hami delves into a deeply personal story about a family in mourning amidst a quest for honor and recognition.