The first images of “Oussekine” are revealed in the trailer for the series to be discovered soon on Disney+. With this new program, the streaming platform returns to a tragic true story.
Demonstrations and police violence
French productions are in the spotlight these days on Disney+. At the end of March, the first season of Para//els, a French series playing with temporal dimensions. In May, the subject of the next French creation is inspired by a tragic true story. The streaming platform has just revealed the trailer ofOussekinea series based on the broke destiny of Malik Oussekine, a student protester.
In the heart of Paris, demonstrations are multiplying following the Devaquet bill. This is supposed to reform the universities, by drastically selecting students in higher education and by putting public universities in competition. Thousands of students are taking to the streets to protest these upcoming reforms. Malik Oussekine is one of them. On the night of December 5 to 6, 1986, he dies under the blows of several policemen.
As his fellow students march silently to pay their respects, and the bill fails, Malik Oussekine’s family demands justice. The original Disney+ mini-series relies on this sad tale to show the reality of this case. A subject that remains current with police blunders still presents today, provoking the anger of the people.
The Malik Oussekine case in mini-series
With this trailer, Oussekine focuses on what happened after Malik’s death, the struggle of the Oussekine family, and the consequences of this tragedy. In particular, we see a few well-known actors from the French scene in these first images. Among others, Kad Merad plays the role of Maître Georges Kiejman, the bereaved family’s lawyer. He is accompanied by Laurent Stocker, Olivier Gourmet and Thierry Godard.
Hiam Abbass, Tewfik Jallab, Mouna Soualem, Malek Lamraoui, and Naidra Ayadi portray the leading characters of the Oussekine family. Malik is played by Sayyid El Alami, seen in early 2022 on TF1 in the series such a long night with Mathilde Seigner and Jean-Pierre Darroussin.
Oussekine highlights a case of police violence, which ensues and focuses on the revolt of these young demonstrators. Created by Antoine Chevrollier, the miniseries will have four episodes and will be released in May.