|Directed by||Nabil Ben Yadir|
|Produced by||Diana Elbaum
|Written by||Nabil Ben Yadir
|Edited by||Damien Keyeux|
|Distributed by||EuropaCorp. Distribution (France)|
The film's release in November 2013 coincided with the 30th anniversary of the march.
In 1983 France, teenaged Mohamed (Jallab) is shot by a policeman, but survives. Rejecting his friends' proposal of violent retribution, he proposes political action inspired by Gandhi and Martin Luther King. With two friends, and support from Dubois (Gourmet), the priest of Minguettes (Lyon), they embark on a non-violent March for Equality and Against Racism between Marseille and Paris.
- Olivier Gourmet as Dubois
- Tewfik Jallab as Mohamed
- Vincent Rottiers as Sylvain
- M'Barek Belkouk as Farid
- Nader Boussandel as Yazid
- Lubna Azabal as Kheira
- Hafsia Herzi as Monia
- Charlotte Le Bon as Claire
- Philippe Nahon as René Ledu
- Jamel Debbouze as Hassan
- Malik Zidi as Philippe, the RG
- Simon Abkarian as Farid's father
- Corinne Masiero as Dominique
- Rufus as François, pastor
- Benjamin Lavernhe as Thomas
- Françoise Miquelis as Georgina Dufoix (fr)
Comparison to historical events
Answering a question about taking "liberties with the narration when telling a true story", director and co-writer Ben Yadir said: "You focus on the great History: the towns, the march of the torches, the return to Lyon, the death of Habib Grimzi (fr), all these images that pull you back to reality... But at the start in Marseilles, there was a group of 32, and we obviously could not make a movie with 32 characters. We thus created 10 characters around which we built short stories."
Boyd van Hoeij of The Hollywood Reporter said "[t]he film’s message of equality is loud and sincere but Yadir, here directing his second feature, struggles to maintain a workable entente between the downbeat story [...] with misplaced-feeling broad humor."
|Lumières Awards||Best Screenplay||Nabil Ben Yadir||Nominated|
|Most Promising Actor||Tewfik Jallab||Nominated|
|Magritte Awards||Best Film||The Marchers||Pending|
|Best Director||Nabil Ben Yadir||Pending|
|Best Screenplay||Nabil Ben Yadir||Pending|
|Best Supporting Actor||Olivier Gourmet||Pending|
|Best Supporting Actress||Lubna Azabal||Pending|
|Best Editing||Damien Keyeux||Pending|
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- Engelen, Aurore (15 November 2013). "Interview: Nabil Ben Yadir • Director: "France didn’t know how to accept the extended hand before it became a raised fist"". Cineuropa. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
- "Program 2014". Rendez-vous with French Cinema. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
- Hoeij, Boyd van (29 November 2013). "The Marchers (La Marche): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
- Debruge, Peter (2 December 2013). "Film Review: ‘La Marche’". Variety. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
- "" La Marche ", on y court". Le Parisien (in French). 27 November 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
- The Marchers at the Internet Movie Database
- The Marchers at AllMovie
- The Marchers at Rotten Tomatoes
- La marche at Allocine
- The Marchers / La Marche trailer on YouTube (with English subtitles)
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