Red Soil is a described as an edge-of-your-seat thriller and is produced by the Dardenne brothers and directed by Farid Bentoumi. Zita Hanrot (The Hookup Plan), Olivier Gourmet (The Kid with a Bike) and Céline Sallette (The Returned) lead the cast. The film serves as part of the official selection of Cannes 2020 and will finally street in August.
The plot is as follows.
Nour (Hanrot), a young nurse, finds a job running the infirmary at the chemical plant where her dad (Sami Bouajila) has been labouring for 30 years. She soon discovers a vast cover-up involving toxic waste dumping, cancer victims and a corrupt local government. Now the young woman will have to choose between hiding the truth for her father’s sake or becoming a whistleblower and speak out against corporate greed to uncover the local pollution scandal.
Signature will release this one on digital from 16th August.
Here’s the just-released new trailer.