The countdown has begun for Netflix and Athena. Romain Gavras’ new film will be presented at the Venice Film Festival on September 2, before it goes online on September 23 on the American streaming service. Co-written with Ladj Ly, the director of Miserables, Athena recounts the conflagration of a French city following the death of a young person in unclear circumstances. At the origin of this insurrectionary climate, one of the victim’s brothers, Karim, who decides to lead the revolt to put the city on fire and bloodshed. But his other brother, Abdel, will try to oppose this operation.
Netflix unveiled a very impressive new trailer this Wednesday, August 24. After two intriguing teasers, which quoted Sophocles and Homer, Athena reveals itself a little more and confirms that it should be one of the event films of this back to school on the streaming platform. In the casting, we find Dali Benssalah, noticed last October in Dying can wait, but also Ouassini Embarek, Anthony Bajon, Alexis Manenti and Sami Slimane in the role of Karim. A few more weeks to wait before discovering this Athena very promising.