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Mercenary

Mercenary

MERCENAIRE
2016Films Drama/Sports1 h 42 mins
A tough-as-nails French thriller about a Polynesian rugby player who tries to go pro and nearly gets killed in the process.
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Mercenary

Mercenary
Mercenary

Mercenary

MERCENAIRE
2016Films Drama/Sports1 h 42 mins
Available on
Mercenary
Mercenary
Details
Soane, a young man of Wallisian origin from New Caledonia, has a thirst for freedom and struggles to get the recognition that he deserves. Defying his father’s authority, Soane leaves home to play rugby in France. Left to his own devices on the other side of the world, Soane’s odyssey will take him on the path to becoming a man in a world where there is a price to be paid for success.
Director
Sacha Wolff
Country
France
Language
French
Wallisian

Details
Soane, a young man of Wallisian origin from New Caledonia, has a thirst for freedom and struggles to get the recognition that he deserves. Defying his father’s authority, Soane leaves home to play rugby in France. Left to his own devices on the other side of the world, Soane’s odyssey will take him on the path to becoming a man in a world where there is a price to be paid for success.
Director
Sacha Wolff
Country
France
Language
French
Wallisian

Accolades
Mercenary
Golden Camera Nominee
Cannes Film Festival, 2016
Mercenary
Mercenary
Best First Film Nominee
Lumiere Awards, 2017
Mercenary
Mercenary
Bridging the Borders Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2017
Mercenary
Mercenary
Golden Camera Nominee
Cannes Film Festival, 2016
Mercenary
Mercenary
Best First Film Nominee
Lumiere Awards, 2017
Mercenary
Mercenary
Bridging the Borders Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2017
Mercenary
Mercenary
Golden Camera Nominee
Cannes Film Festival, 2016
Mercenary
Mercenary
Best First Film Nominee
Lumiere Awards, 2017
Mercenary
Mercenary
Bridging the Borders Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2017
Mercenary

Trivia
Laurent Pakihivatau is one of two real-life Wallisian rugby players in the mostly non-pro cast.
Critics
...'...assured, stylistically adept...'
The Hollywood Reporter
...'...a stunning and enlightening feature…'
Cineuropa

Meet the Cast
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Toki Pilioko

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Iliana Zabeth

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Laurent Pakihivatau

Meet the Cast
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Toki Pilioko

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Iliana Zabeth

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Laurent Pakihivatau

Directors
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Sacha Wolff

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