Mercenary (Mercenaire)

A young man of Wallisian origin in New Caledonia defies his father to go and play rugby in France. Living on his own on the other side of the world, he learns there is a price to pay to find success.

Mercenary Interview with Sacha Wolff
Mercenary Q&A with director Sacha Wolff

This is a familiar story of an immigrant looking for a better life only to find that he hasn’t left his problems behind. However the protagonist does confront his father and the agent/trafficker to eventually gain his freedom. It feels more real because the director cast actual rugby players to feature in the film with Soane (Toki Pilioko) giving a stand out performance in his only ever film.


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