The first images of Suprêmes are here! This musical biopic directed by Audrey Estrougo will relate the first steps of JoeyStarr and Kool Shen on the French rap scene. In theaters November 24.
Suprêmes takes us to 1989, in the deprived cities of 93. A group of friends find a means of expression thanks to the hip-hop movement which has just arrived in France. After dancing and graffiti, JoeyStarr and Kool Shen set out to write rap lyrics infused with the anger smoldering in the suburbs.
Their feverish rhythms and their rebellious lyrics quickly galvanize the crowds and… clash with the authorities. But whatever, the Supreme NTM was born and with it French rap made a sensational debut!
Presented in a special screening at the last Cannes Film Festival, the biopic directed by Audrey Estrougo has dynamited the Croisette! Carried by two promising young actors, Sandor Funtek (Kool Shen) and Théo Christine (JoeyStarr), Suprêmes promises to be the event film of the end of the year.
Expected for November 24, the feature film benefited from the advice of JoeyStarr and Kool Shen in person, who came to support the actors having the heavy task of interpreting their roles.
Met in Cannes, the two artists explained to the microphone of DashFUN the way they worked with “an armada of Avengers of coaches”, for dance, graffiti and rap. Sandor Funtek also revealed that“they fed on archives, well-known interviews, books.” In addition, the director Audrey Estrougo helped them a lot, in particular on the spoken verlan and on the political context of the end of the 80s.
Note that Sandor Funtek was revealed in La Vie d’Adèle de Kechiche. Since then, he has collaborated with Jacques Audiard in Dheepan and Fabrice du Welz in Adoration. He also distinguished himself in Les Affamés, K opposite or even L’Étreinte.
As for Théo Christine, he made his debut in the Skam France series. He was subsequently seen on the small screen in War of the Worlds and The Last Wave. Before Suprêmes, his performance in Boy Chiffon by Nicolas Maury made an impression. The comedian also appeared in the recent How I Became a Superhero on Netflix. He will meet Audrey Estrougo on À La Folie, in theaters on April 6, 2022.
How Sandor Funtek and Théo Christine became Kool Shen and JoeyStarr