"Today is the first day of your new life. You're part of the crew now. You're not a child anymore, you'll be a woman. And everybody will respect you."
35mm - 15:12min - colour
A fifteen-year-old girl from the Parisian banlieue gets a job. She's supposed to go on a date with a young man. She's supposed to make him drive her home and lure him into a trap. In return she will get protection and will be part of a group - She will finally be invulnerable.
But then something happens which neither herself nor her bosses have expected: In front of her sits a young man. Not an enemy. Not a victim. She's facing a difficult decision...
Inspired by a true story.
cast: Sofia Lesaffre, Kevin Dargaud, Steve Tientcheu
director: Julian Vogel
producer: Moritz Helmes
scriptwriter: Roderick Warich
dop: Simon Drescher
editor: Anne Goldenbaum
sound: Clement Badin
sounddesign/mixing: David Rädler
production design: Bulle Tronel & Alexandra Epée
* Palm Springs International ShortFest 2013 I competition
* 25th Filmfest Dresden 2013 I competition
* 14th Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2013 I competition
* 1."OPEN PLACE" International Short Film Festival 2013, Rezekne/Lettland I competition
* 11th Manlleu Film Festival 2013, Manlleu / Spanien I competition
* "Le Jour le plus Court" 2014 I 29 screenings in cinemas throughout France
(c) 2012 la fémis / Filmakademie Baden-Würtemberg