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I Am a Soldier (French: Je suis un soldat) is a 2015 French-Belgian drama film directed by Laurent Larivière, starring Louise Bourgoin and Jean-Hugues Anglade. Set in Roubaix, France, the film follows Sandrine, an unemployed young woman who finds herself initiated into the illegal trade of dog trafficking. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[4][5]

I Am a Soldier
Je suis un soldat poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byLaurent Larivière
Produced byDominique Besnehard
Michel Feller
Hubert Toint
Written byLaurent Larivière
François Decodts
StarringLouise Bourgoin
Jean-Hugues Anglade
Music byMartin Wheeler
CinematographyDavid Chizallet
Edited byMarie-Pierre Frappier
Mon Voisin Productions
Saga Film
Distributed byLe Pacte (France)
Release date
  • 20 May 2015 (2015-05-20) (Cannes)
  • 18 November 2015 (2015-11-18) (France)
Running time
97 minutes
Budget$3.4 million[2]
Box office$280,000[3]

The original title of the film is taken from the lyrics of the Johnny Hallyday song "Quand revient la nuit".[6]



Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Cannes Film Festival[7] Palm DogManitarian award Won
Cabourg Film Festival Swann d'Or for Best Actress Louise Bourgoin Won
Cairo International Film Festival Best Actress Louise Bourgoin Won
Lumières Awards[8] Best Cinematography David Chizallet Won
Magritte Awards[9] Best Supporting Actor Laurent Capelluto Nominated


  1. ^ "Louise Bourgoin dans une co-production belge". 7sur7. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Je suis un soldat". JP's Box-Office.
  3. ^ "Je suis un soldat (I am a Soldier)". Box Office Mojo.
  4. ^ "2015 Official Selection". Cannes. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Screenings Guide". Festival de Cannes. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  6. ^ "'I Am a Soldier' ('Je suis un soldat'): Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  7. ^ "A Bumper Bowser Year In Cannes Crowned With Live Skype!". Palm Dog. Archived from the original on 24 May 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "Prix Lumières 2016 : Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse et Mustang en tête des nominations". AlloCiné. 4 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Magritte du Cinéma: "Les premiers les derniers" et "Keeper" sont favoris". La Libre Belgique (in French). 10 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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