Just when Frank Valken has pulled off his last bank heist before settling down with his wife and daughter, a gang of killers steps in and assassinates every witness in the parking lot. Among them is Criminal Judge Veronique Pirotte, there to meet an anonymous informant in hopes of finally solving the "Mad Killers" murders, the thirty years cold case she had just reopened. Valken is arrested and interrogated, but denies any connection to the coldblooded killings. His only choice: escape and prove his innocence…
A coproduction Versus Production, Capture The Flag Films, Savage Film, Proximus, RTL, TVI. With the participation of Canal+ and Ciné+. With the support of Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Fonds Audiovisuel de Flandre (VAF), Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge, Inver Tax Shelter, La Commission Européenne - Programme Créative Europe - Média, de Wallimage (Wallonie), la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale. In association with TF1 Studio, Indéfilms 5, Rezo Films, O’Brother Distribution, L’Ombre du Sourire.
International Sales: TF1 International
Magritte award 2019 for Best Actress (Lubna Azabal) and 8 nominations: Best Picture, First Feature, Directing, Actor (Olivier Gourmet), Supporting Actor (Bouli Lanners), Most Promising Actress (Bérénice Baoo), Cinematography and Sound.
Official Selection - Cinema nel giardino - Venice 2017
Special Screening - 50 Years of Belgian Cinema - BIFFF 2018
ABOVE THE LAW
Original title: TUEURS
Thriller. France/Belgium. 2016.
Directed by François Troukens & Jean-François Hensgens.
Written by François Troukens and Giordano Gederlini.
With Olivier Gourmet, Lubna Azabal, Kevin Janssens, Bouli Lanners, Tibo Vandenborre, Béréncie Bado, Karim Barras, Natacha Régnier, Anne Coesens, Johan Leysen.
Produced by Jacques-Henri and Olivier Bronckart
Coproduced by Raphaël Rocher, Elsa Rodde and Bart Van Langendonck.
French release: December, 5th 2017 (Rezo).