Rouge

Farid Bentoumi

Dutch premiere

Nour works in a chemical factory, together with her father Slimane. When Nour discovers the factory is dumping toxic waste, she goes digging for the truth. But Slimane is unwilling to face reality about his employer, forcing Nour to an emotional head to head with him.

After Nour Hamadi mishandles a medical emergency in the hospital where she works as an ER nurse, her loving father Slimane arranges a new job for her. She becomes the nurse at a chemical factory in Grenoble, where Slimane has been working for 30 years. Nour is very concerned for the safety of the workers – something she discovers isn’t top priority at the factory.

When she hears about a factory scandal involving chemical waste dumping, people getting cancer and a government cover-up, Nour gets in touch with reporter Emma, who is researching the story. Nour also starts her own investigation, much to the dismay of the factory management – and her father. As she digs deeper and deeper, she wrestles with betraying Slimane, and meanwhile gets into dangerous territory. Gripping drama, with strong performances by Zita Hanrot as Nour and Sami Bouajila as Slimane.

Credits

Director
Farid Bentoumi
Year
2020
Country of production
France
Type
Fiction
Duration
86 minutes
Spoken language
French
Subtitles
NL | EN