Djibril, a 14-year-old member of the Grasshoppers gang, leads a dangerous existence in a Marseille slum with his pregnant girlfriend Camilla, a member of the rival Locust gang. When Djibril is manipulated into killing Mahad, a young Locust, war breaks out.

Jean-Bernard Marlin
MPC VFX Supervisor
Rodolphe Zirah
MPC VFX Producer
Yann Nivet


The Cannes Film Festival has added Jean-Bernard Marlin’s Marseille second feature Salem to its Un Certain Regard line-up devoted to new cinematic voices.

The Marseille gangland-set fantasy follows a former gang member who believes his daughter is the only one who can save his community from an apocalyptic curse uttered by a rival gang member in his dying breath.

Salem is Marlin’s second feature after the gritty romance Shéhérazade which debuted in Cannes Critics’ Week in 2018.

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