François is a young French teacher in a tough school, located in an underprivileged neighborhood. Enthusiastic and well-intentioned, he is preparing to teach a new course. François insists on maintaining a respectful, tolerant environment in the classroom. But his ethics will be tested when his students begin to question his teaching methods.
Karim is the next big thing in the Parisian literary salons: a young Arab who has sneaked into the high life of the intellectual elite, living his dream. Arthur Rambo, his online alter ego from long-forgotten times, hiding homophobic and antisemitic jokes up his sleeve, steps out of the virtual shadows, threatening to tear down Karim’s current success.
La Ciotat, the South of France. Antoine attends a summer writing workshop in which a few young people have been selected to write a crime thriller with the help of Olivia, a famous novelist. The creative process will recall the town’s industrial past, a nostalgic exercise to which Antoine feels indifferent. More concerned with contemporary fears, he soon clashes with the group and Olivia, who seems both alarmed and captivated by Antoine’s violence.
Haiti in the 1980s. Despite the dictatorship, the country remains a privileged tourist destination, especially for American women seeking sex and love with young men. The passion and tenderness awakened by Legba, a handsome youth, will turn two of these women’s lives upside down.
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