Pompei

Drama
| 95
French
| German Dutch (Belgium)

Near an excavation site lies a barren, desert-like area inhabited by a gang of young people. Toxou is the oldest and the leader of the pack. Jimmy, still barely a boy, has made Victor his role model. Everyone wears jeans and a T-shirt and knows that sooner or later, it is time to take up smoking. Lost cowboys digging for relics of a past civilization, they are caged in the freedom of a strange, seemingly deserted wasteland. The arrival of a girl called Billie awakens Victor’s desire to escape – much to Toxou’s chagrin. Calm and restless, with echoes of James Dean and Lord of the Flies, this film by Anna Falguères and John Shank tells a tale of liberation through powerful, otherworldly imagery. (Text Berlinale - Generation 14plus)