DRAMA / FRANCE / 2022 / 122 MIN / M
A politically-charged drama intertwining the lives of three strangers. After experiencing a terrible and inconceivable act, France (Emmanuelle Bercot, Happy Birthday, AF FFF20) a sports teacher by day and factory worker by night, Patrick (Gilles Lellouche, also starring in this year’s Farewell, Mr. Haffmann), a Parisian lawyer specialising in environmental law and Mathias (Pierre Niney, Black Box, AF FFF21) a lobbyist and a man in a hurry, have their lives and destinies turned upside down because of one farmer’s desperate act.
Written by Frédéric Tellier and Simon Moutaïrou, Goliath is a thriller that tackles environmental issues relating to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), the pesticide industry, politics, and the power of lobby groups. A stellar cast delivers believable performances which will engage, enlighten and open your eyes to many questionable current agricultural practices. Tellier’s hard-hitting and enigmatic style engrosses the audience in dramatic storytelling that can be felt in every scene.
A David and Goliath fight between farmers and multinational pesticide companies with a strong underlying environmental message. A touching, questioning examination of the issues.
LAURENT STOCKER (DE LA COMÉDIE FRANÇAISE)
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES