The loyal man

  • Lawrence Valin
  • Short film
  • 2019
  • France
  • 37 min
  • Lawrence Valin
  • Aurora Marion
  • Antonythasan Jesuthasan

Aathi has devoted his life to dutifully serving Sir, his father figure and feared mafia boss of the Tamil community in Paris who runs an elaborate human smuggling ring. His loyalty is shaken when he meets Minnale, a newly arrived young immigrant woman with nowhere to go.

Screenplay
  • Lawrence Valin
  • Marlène Poste
Photography
  • Maxence Lemonnier
Sound
  • Thomas Van Pottelberge
  • Clément Gallice
  • Clément Laforce
Set design
  • Camille Bodin
Costumes
  • Agathe Poitevin
Editing
  • Anaïs Manuelli
Original score
  • Eric Bentz
Production
  • Agat Films
  • Marc Bordure
  • Simon Bleuzé
Awards Prix Adami du Meilleur comédien pour Lawrence Valin au Festival du CM de Clermont-Ferrand 2020
Festivals Festival du CM de Clermont-Ferrand 2020
Sélection Officielle César 2021
Indian Film festival of Los Angeles
Festival du Film d'Asie du Sud de San Francisco