9 Fingers (2017)

In the middle of the night, Magloire is smoking a cigarette at an abandoned train station when the police shows up for an ID check. He starts running with no luggage and no future, until he meets a dying man from whom he inherits a fortune. Magloire is now pursued by a gang. He becomes their hostage, but accomplice too, as he doesn’t have anything to lose. Like someone who gets away with everything, someone with no expectations…

F.J. Ossang is a French filmmaker and writer, born in 1956. His first feature The Case of the Morituri Divisions premiered at Cannes (Official Selection) in 1985. His second feature, Treasure of Bitch Islands won the Best Film Award at Belfort International Film Festival in 1990. Docteur Chance, his third feature film, was part of the Official Competition at Locarno in 1997.

In 1998, he was honored with a retrospective at the Festival de La Rochelle in France, and thereafter, other retrospectives followed at BAFICI, Jeu de Paume in Paris, Spanish Filmoteca and Palic European Film Festival where he got the Underground Spirit Award. In 2010, Dharma Guns premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in the Orizzonti section. 9 Fingers premiered at Locarno Film Festival in August, 2017.

Production notes

  • Orig. title: 9 Doigts
  • Country: Portugal, France
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 98 min
  • Subtitles: English
  • Age limit: K12
  • Distribution: Capricci Films
  • Print source: Capricci Films


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