Experiencing Interruptions?


Morgan, a young drug dealer, just lost his brother Samuel, who died in prison. The day of the funeral, the apparent detachment from Morgan makes Hubert, Samuel's former best friend, nervous. Worried, he decides to follow him during the day.

  • Yvan Georges Dit Soudril
    Le Syndrome de Cushing (short)
  • Yvan Georges Dit Soudril
    Matriarche (short)
  • Nabil Khouri
    Matriarche (short)
  • Guillaume Anrault
    Key Cast
    Marseille (Netflix)
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    19 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 EUR
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  • San Jose International Short Film Festival
    San Jose
    October 24, 2015
    North American Premiere
  • Armoricourt
    March 19, 2016
    Special Mention
  • Clap89
    March 26, 2016
    Clap d'Argent (Silver award, 2nd grand prize)
Director Biography - Yvan Georges Dit Soudril

Yvan Georges Dit Soudril is born in Laval in 1984. Self educated cinematographer, he is on films sets since he is 18 years old. Thanks to many experiences, he naturally chooses to write story and becomes a scriptwriter. He direct two first auto-products short movies, BLOCK in 2005 and RAIL in 2009. Spotted by the company Heska productions, he directs CUSHING’S SYNDROME (Original title : Le Syndrome de Cushing) and writes the script of MATRIARCHE (2012,). In 2013, he directs NOIR, his first collaboration with Hermano Productions. In 2015, he direct “SAMUEL”, with the help of the CNC in France, his fifth short movie.

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Director Statement

Samuel is a very personnal movie.
It's inspired by the environment and the people i've grown up with.
It's realistic but also very poetic by its visual narration. I'm influenced by the naturalism and freedom of the european cinema, as well by urban american directors such as Cassavetes, Scorsese or Gray. I'm looking for something real and sensitive, looking for the beauty into rough characters.
The movie was shot in the underprivileged suburb around Paris, which is rarely shown on screen and offers a different vision of France than what people are used to see.

The movie is an original drama about deep feelings and style, and accessible to a large audience.