France, November 2015. After the Paris terror attacks, the state of emergency is proclaimed to facilitate the work of police forces. 4 AM. A policewoman helps colleagues to conduct a search, but soon finds out that things aren’t going the way they’re supposed to.
Original Title Descente Year of production 2021 Length 11min Country France Shooting Format ARRI ALEXA MINI - 4K Aspect RatioScope 2:39 Dialogue French DirectorMehdi Fikri Production CompanyTopshot Films Producer Bastien Daret, Arthur Goisset, Robin Robles Writer Mehdi Fikri CinematographerSébastien Goepfert Production Manager Clara Gonzalez Set Designer Laure Satgé Editor Hoël Saintleger Music Andrea Boccadoro Production Manager Clara Gonzalez Sound Martin Sadoux CastJeanne Rosa, Jisca Kalvanda, Yannick Choirat, Satya Dusaugey, Fabien Bilheran, Bruno Dreyfurst, Mouss Zouheyri, Kader Kada
Festival selections Venezia 78, Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica - Orizzonti Short Films Competition 2021, Italy - World Premiere Director's Note I believe it is very important that films make people look at what we don’t want to face as a society. I wanted to make a movie whose political impact stems directly from the staging, in order to denounce the violence of the permanent state of emergency we live in. A single long take to trap the audience in the sensory and ethical turmoil of a police search.