Watch: Official US Trailer for French Coming-of-Age Drama 'Divines'

October 5, 2016
Source: YouTube

Divines Trailer

"You have to dare to be rich." Netflix has debuted a trailer for a French film titled Divines, which won the Golden Camera (or Camera d'Or) at the Cannes Film Festival - the top prize for a first-time filmmaker. Uda Benyamina directs this coming-of-age film about a teen from the slum streets of Paris who meets a dancer that changes her life. Oulaya Amamra stars as Dounia, the girl at the center of the story, with D├ęborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel, Jisca Kalvanda, Yasin Houicha, Majdouline Idrissi & Bass Dhem. I always admire French coming-of-age films because they have contain a unique perspective on growing up that's different than what I'm used to, and there's always something to pick up. This looks like a great film.

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Houda Benyamina's Divines, direct from Netflix's YouTube:

Divines Poster

The funny, suspenseful and often emotional drama tells the story of Dounia, a tough, but naive teenager who sees getting rich or dying trying as her most viable option in life. Set in a ghetto near Paris where drugs and religion reign supreme, Dounia is hungry for her share of power and success. Enlisting the help of her best friend she decides to follow the footsteps of a respected and successful neighborhood dealer. But when Dounia meets a strong-willed and sensual dancer, her life takes a surprising turn. Divines is directed by French filmmaker Houda "Uda" Benyamina, making her feature debut after a few short films previously. The screenplay is written by Houda Benyamina, Romain Compingt and Malik Rumeau. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Camera d'Or award (top prize for a first-time filmmaker). Netflix will release Divines in select theaters + streaming starting on November 18th this fall.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


Wow. Not what I was expecting at all. Quite the film this is.

DAVIDPD on Oct 5, 2016



Carpola on Oct 5, 2016


Oh yes, more and more French made films are made that are not their classic storyline about the white emotional and political problems. Which is good ...

shiboleth on Oct 6, 2016

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