Made in France (film)

Made in France

Film poster
Directed by Nicolas Boukhrief
Produced by Clément Miserez
Matthieu Warter
Written by Éric Besnard
Nicolas Boukhrief
Starring Malik Zidi
Dimitri Storoge
François Civil
Nassim Si Ahmed
Ahmed Dramé
Music by Robin Coudert
Cinematography Patrick Ghiringhelli
Edited by Lydia Decobert
Radar Films
Pretty Pictures
Distributed by Pretty Pictures
Release dates
  • 4 October 2015 (2015-10-04) (Busan)

TBA (France)

Running time
89 minutes
Country France
Language French

Made in France (working title: L'Enquête) is a 2015 French crime thriller-drama film directed by Nicolas Boukhrief and co-written by Boukhrief with Éric Besnard. Filming began on 25 August 2014 in Paris, and wrapped on 3 October 2014. The film had its premiere at the 20th Busan International Film Festival in October 2015.[1][2]


Sam, a freelance journalist, decides to investigate the growing phenomenon of disaffected youth joining Islamic extremist groups. He infiltrates a group of four young people who have been tasked with the creation of a jihadist cell and whose mission is to destabilise the city centre of Paris.



The film was initially set for release in early 2015. However, the original distributor SND Films exited the project after the January 2015 Île-de-France attacks, apparently due to the sensitivity of the subject matter. The rights to the film were then acquired by Pretty Pictures.[3]

The release was delayed to 18 November 2015; however following the Paris attacks on 13th November 2015, Pretty Pictures withdrew the promotional campaign and delayed release again.[4] The film was released on video-on-demand on TF1 on January 29, 2016. [5]

The postponement made international news. It was reported in the USA (e.p. Los Angeles Times,[6] Time,[7] Daily News (New York),[8] The Washington Examiner[9]), Australia (e.p. SBS,[10][11]), England (e.p.The Guardian,[12] The Daily Telegraph[13]), Germany (e.p.Stern,[14] Handelsblatt,[15] Focus,[16] Der Tagesspiegel [17]), Italy (e.p. The Huffington Post[18] and Il Foglio[19]) and other countries all over the world.


  1. "Nicolas Boukhrief shooting L'Enquête". Cineuropa. 8 September 2014.
  2. "Made In France". Pretty Pictures.
  3. "Un Français fait peur, mais peur de quoi ?". Première.
  4. AP, via Toronto Star: "U2, Foo Fighters cancel Paris gigs after deadly attacks", November 14, 2015.
  5. "'Made in France' release postponed following attacks in Paris". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  6. "French Terror Attack Film Postpones Release". Time. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  7. "Release of film about terrorists attacking Paris postponed". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  8. "The dark prediction of 'Made in France'". The Washington Examiner. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  9. "French terrorist thriller 'Made in France' release postponed". SBS (Australian TV channel). Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  10. "French terrorism thriller Made in France delayed after Paris attacks". Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  11. "Release of film about French terror cell called off after Paris attacks". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  12. "French jihadist thriller pulled from cinemas". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  13. "Wegen erschreckender Parallelen: Kinostart von Terrorfilm abgesagt". Stern. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  14. "Französischer Terror-Thriller kommt zur Unzeit". Handelsblatt. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  15. "Nach Anschlägen: Terror-Thriller "Made In France" verschoben". Focus. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  16. "Dschihad auf der Leinwand". Der Tagesspiegel. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  17. ""Made in France" di Nicolas Boukhrief, rinviata l'uscita del thriller sui jihadaisti in Francia.". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  18. ""Made in France", il film sugli attentati in Francia (ma che è stato girato prima che avvenissero)". Il Foglio. Retrieved 2015-11-16.

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