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Martin Pleure

Martin Cries

Martin weint

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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.

Jonathan Vinel

France 2017


16’ · Colour


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


Written and directed by
Jonathan Vinel
Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel
Sound Mixer
Victor Praud
Sound Editor
Lucas Doméjean
Foley Artist
Romain Anklewicz


Jonathan Vinel

Born in Toulouse, France in 1988, he studied film editing at La Fémis in Paris and started making short films whilst still a student. In 2014 he and collaborator Caroline Poggi won the Golden Bear in the Berlinale Shorts section with Tant qu’il nous reste des fusils à pompe (As Long as Shotguns Remain). Their short film Notre Héritage (Our Legacy) screened in the same section in 2016 and the two are currently working on their first feature film together.

Filmography (short films)

2011 Play 2012 Prince puissance souvenirs (Prince Power Memories) 2013 Notre amour est assez puissant (Our Love is Powerful Enough) 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)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017

Produced by

AKA Productions

World sales

AKA Productions