A poignant drama from one of France’s rising directorial talents.
Twelve-year-olds Max, Tom and Viv are more than just mates – they are an unbreakable band of brothers. Escaping the schoolyard drama of bullies and would-be girlfriends, the boys retreat to the woods to make music, swim and dream of attending a camp that seems painfully out of reach. As the town grapples with economic hardships, with industrial action and the imminent closure of the main employer casting a shadow over everyone, the boys' financial struggles only amplify. Their juvenile attempts to raise funds through a door-to-door bake sale prove insufficient as the deadline for camp payment looms near. So when Max’s older brother comes home from jail, bringing mayhem with him, Max drags his friends into a high stakes cash-making scheme, putting them all at risk. With stellar performances throughout, this fresh French drama captivates as it tells a compelling tale of friendship, determination and the power of youthful dreams.
Michaël Dichter has directed short films Pollux (2018) and Boys Feels: I Love Trouble (2021) prior to his first feature film The Fantastic Three. He has several acting credits including feature film Telle Mère, Telle Fille (2017) directed by Noémie Saglio, in which he plays the male lead alongside Camille Cottin and Juliette Binoche.