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A film by Hélier Cisterne

84 minutes, color, 2013
In French w/ English subtitles

DVD packaged in certified Green Forestry eco pack

Vandal is the story of a wayward young man who comes of age in the world of graffiti art.

Like the stolen car he is driving in circles, Chérif's life is going nowhere in a hurry. When he is arrested for the umpteenth time, Chérif's exasperated mother strikes a last-chance deal with a judge to send the troubled juvenile to live quietly with his aunt and uncle and attend vocational school. Chérif's earnest attempt to go straight is sending him directly to the doldrums, until he discovers that his even straighter-laced cousin Thomas is actually part of a local gang of taggers, who roam the night bombing walls and overpasses in the shadow of a mysterious tagger whose death-defying works have made him a legend.

“A portrait of the artist as a young tagger. Vandal is a unique cinematic experience...Cisterne is a talent to watch.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“A coming of age film and a social drama, Vandal does what good films do: transport the spectator to a little known world — a world of spray paint, nocturnal hideouts, tagging challenges, and illicit escapades.” - Cineuropa

“In Cisterne's hands, the French cinema's long and distinguished tradition of portraying the world of the young (Vigo, Truffaut, Clément, Malle) receives a stylish update to the modern times.”
- Midnight Sun Film Festival

“, raw and unforced. Ulysse Klotz's sublime score is ethereal.”

UPC: 720229916417 | Catalog #: FRF 916417D | $24.95 | Street: February 10
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