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by Kamen Kalev


Accused of trafficking counterfeit currency between France and Bulgaria, Samy, an habitual offender, accepts a deal with the French police: to infiltrate the Bulgarian mafia running prostitution rings. This highly risky mission cause Samy to cross paths with Elka, a young Bulgarian prostitute.

international title: Face Down
original title: Tête baissée
country: France, Belgium, Bulgaria
sales agent: Le Pacte
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Kamen Kalev
film run: 110'
release date: FR 14/10/2015
screenplay: Kamen Kalev, Emmanuel Courcol
cast: Melvil Poupaud, Seher Nebieva, Lidia Koleva, Aylin Yay, Youssef Hajdi
cinematography by: Julian Atanassov
film editing: Xavier Sirven
art director: Severina Stoyanova
costumes designer: Kristina Tomova
music: Raf Keunen
producer: Kamen Kalev, Elitza Katzarska, Jean Labadie, John Engel
production: Le Pacte, Left Field Ventures, Waterfront Film
backing: Bulgarian National Film Center, CNC, Cine+, FWB, Eurimages
distributor: Le Pacte