Aimé dreams of joining the band improvised by Cat, Fouad, Sami and Antoine, also marginalized in their school. He doesn’t know that they want to blow up the factory that is polluting the village’s river. Their project – which no one really wanted to see through to the end – gets out of hand when they kidnap the director… It’s a shame, this tribute to the Club of 5 and to American films of the 80s with children confronted with adult issues. Between a mischievous credits riddled with spelling mistakes and incredible decisions taken to make friends or please a girl, Pierre Salvadori launched his eco-comedy on promising truant paths, with the risk of staging twelve-year-old kids with ulterior motives less noble than professed. But their violence becomes disturbing, especially in the context of a film aimed at young audiences, with twists that are not very credible.
The portrait of the unscrupulous entrepreneur played by Laurent Capelluto is far too busy. Let’s recognize a sharp criticism of the group effect and a beautiful direction of actors of the pre-teens who play with an awkwardness befitting their age.
“The Little Band” by Pierre Salvadori. With Paul Belhoste, Laurent Capelluto, Mathys Clodion-Gines.