1989. In the underprivileged suburbs of Paris, a group of friends find a way to express themselves through the hip-hop movement that has just arrived in France. After dancing and graffiti, Joey Starr and Kool Shen start to write rap lyrics impregnated with the anger that smolders in the suburbs. Their feverish rhythms and their revolting texts do not take long to galvanize the crowds and to clash with the authorities. But no matter, the Supreme NTM was born and with him the French rap makes a smashing debut.
Directed by Audrey Estrougo
Produced by Christophe Rossignon and Philip Boëffard
Written by Audrey Estrougo and Marcia Romano
Starring Sandor Funtek, Théo Christine, Zakaria El Baialy, Vini Vivarelli, César Chouraqui, Félix Lefebvre, Akeem Freitas, Chloé Lecerf, Matéo Krikorian
Music by Cut Killer
Cinematography by Éric Dumont
Edited by Sophie Reine
Production companies: Nord-Ouest Films and Artémis Productions. Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing France (France)
Release date: July 10, 2021 (Cannes Film Festival), November 24, 2021 (France)
About the French rap group Suprême NTM
The musical impact of the best French rap group Suprême NTM is undeniable and continues to inspire many artists by their integrity and lyrics that ring true and two strong personalities JoeyStarr and Kool Shen. The four albums of Suprême NTM Authentik (1991), J’appuie sur la gâchette (1993), Paris sous les bombes (1995), Suprême NTM (1998) have been a huge success and despite the separation of the group in 2001, the group was able to reunite in two phenomenal tours in 2008 and 2018. The smashing success of this authentic group has become a real social phenomenon in the sense that the music of Suprême NTM testifies to a real cry on the many inequalities that strike the suburbs. While rap was dominated by American groups and singers, Suprême NTM succeeded in making a name for themselves and above all in composing striking songs based on well-crafted texts and a catchy musical flow.