Les mains en l'air (Hands up)

France | 2010 | 90 mn CAST Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Hippolyte Girardot, Linda Doudaeva A band of young kids join forces to protect one of their own in this comedy-drama from writer and director Romain Goupil. Milana, a ten-year-old Chechen exile illegally in France is in danger of being sent away when another family of illegals living nearby is discovered by the French authorities. Before long, Milana's classmates and the other kids in the neighborhood from a plan to protect Milana from the immigration police turns into a big game of cat and mouse, albeit one with serious implications. Narrated from the point of view of the children, this film is both serious in tone and funny in its delivery.

DIRECTOR: Romain Goupil