The Legionnaire (2021)

  • Market Screening, Drama
  • 1h 21m
  • France, Italy

You may choose to ignore it but right now, in Rome, there’s a battle raging. Thousands of desperate people are forced to occupy empty buildings in order to have a roof over their heads. The police is entrusted with the responsibility of upholding the law and stopping this from happening. Daniel, born in Rome of African parents, grew up in an occupied building. Many years ago, he decided to leave and make a life for himself, but now he is forced to go back as a policeman with the mobile task force. His job is to evict the building where his mother and his brother still live. His brother has become the leader of the occupiers and Daniel, a cop among occupiers or an occupier among cops, must choose: remain faithful to his police corp or save his family from eviction.

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