Martin Pleure

Martin Cries | Martin weint
Martin cries. He is alone. He woke up in the morning and all his friends were gone. Disappeared. Just not there. He sets off to look for them. And he searches everywhere, in the city, in the mountains, in the rivers, but he doesn’t find them. That makes him furious. Really furious – really sad. Rage, violence, longing, loneliness. Without fear of great feelings, without fear of one's own courage and without fear of violence, Jonathan Vinel tells a story of love and loss entirely based on elements from the computer game Grand Theft Auto V – beyond all kinds of tawdry notions and with extremely concrete physicality.
by Jonathan Vinel
with Paul Hamy, Clémence Diard, Sarah-Megan Allouch
France 2017 French 16’ Colour


  • Paul Hamy (Voice of Martin)
  • Clémence Diard (Narrator)
  • Sarah-Megan Allouch (Voice of Louna)


Written and Directed by Jonathan Vinel
Editing Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel
Sound Mixing Victor Praud
Sound Editing Lucas Doméjean
Foley Artist Romain Anklewicz

World sales

AKA Productions

Produced by

AKA Productions

Jonathan Vinel

Born in Toulouse, France in 1988, he studied editing at La Fémis in Paris and has made a number of films with Caroline Poggi.

Filmography (short films)

2011 We; short film · Play; short film 2012 Prince puissance souvenirs (Prince Power Memories); short film 2013 Notre amour est assez puissant (Our Love is Powerful Enough); short film 2014 Tant qu’il nous reste des fusils à pompe (As Long as Shotguns Remain); co-director: Caroline Poggi, Berlinale Shorts 2015 Notre héritage (Our Legacy); co-director: Caroline Poggi, Berlinale Shorts 2017 Martin Pleure (Martin Cries); short film, Berlinale Shorts

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019