Ten-year-old Johnny stands out from his family and his tough neighborhood in Eastern France. He’s sensitive, intelligent, and interested in all kinds of things way beyond his years. With curiosity, he observes the ups and downs of his young single mother’s turbulent love life. Things change when a new teacher, fresh from the big city, takes over Johnny's class. Mr. Adamski believes in Johnny and wants to open a new world to him. And the sophisticated young teacher also intrigues the boy. In a hard world, it takes true courage to be soft.
- Direction: Samuel Theis
- Script: Samuel Theis
- Cinematography: Jacques Girault
- Editing: Nicolas Desmaison, Esther Lowe
- Sound: François Abdelnour, Fanny Martin
- Music: Ulysse Klotz
- Actors: Aliocha Reinert, Antoine Reinartz, Mélissa Olexa, Izïa Higelin
- Production: Avenue B Productions
- Producers: Caroline Bonmarchand
- Co-production: France 3 Cinéma
- Costumes: Rachèle Raoult
- Production Design: Mila Preli
- Make Up: Marine Tesson
- Format: DCP
- Color: Color
- Production Country: France
- Production Year: 2021
- Duration: 93'
- Contact: Totem Films
Samuel Theis (1978) is a French actor, film director, and screenwriter. He was awarded the Camera d’Or prize along with Claire Burger and Marie Amachoukeli for directing the film Party Girl at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
2008 Forbach (co-direction, short)
2014 Party Girl (co-direction)