The World Is Yours

The World Is Yours

Romain Gavras (2018)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This Gallic heist thriller from Romain Gavras boasts typical crime-saga style but it's rich with its own unique flavour. Set among France's ostracised immigrant communities, The World Is Yours benefits from a heavy dose of irreverence, a smattering of pathos and a pleasingly diverse ensemble, while riffing smartly on real-world tensions. Its amiable lead, Fares (Karim Leklou), is the antithesis of cool - a mummy's boy whose face is a mask of weary compliance and barely contained exasperation. Looking for a way out of his life of crime, he's developed a plan to bring ice pops to North Africa but first must travel to Spain to negotiate a drug deal. Gavras keeps the shenanigans coming and utilises his star assets well - Isabelle Adjani and Vincent Cassel are cast amusingly against type as Fares's hard-faced, flamboyantly attired safecracker of a mother and his loyal but idiotic father-figure, while Francois Damiens and British actor Sam Spruell feature. It all adds up to a colourful, enjoyably chaotic story of a group of less-than-capable crooks.

Cast & Crew

Farès Karim Leklou
Danny Isabelle Adjani
Henri Vincent Cassel
Lamya Oulaya Amamra
René François Damiens
Vincent l'Avocat Philippe Katerine
Bruce Sam Spruell
Brittany Gabby Rose
Director Romain Gavras
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Other Information

Language: French, English, Spanish, Arabic +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Studio CanalGuidance: Violence, swearingReleased on: 26 Apr 2019