Teddy Lussi-Modeste

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Jimmy Rivière is a young Gypsy, bright and edgy, sometimes too edgy. Under pressure from his community, Jimmy converts to Pentecostalism and gives up his two passions: Thai boxing and his girlfriend Sonia. But how can he turn down the new match his trainer (...)


Teddy Lussi-Modeste was born into the gypsy community in Grenoble in 1978. After studying modern literature at university, he attended the prestigious French film school La Fémis. He has directed three short films: EMBRASSER LES TIGRES (2004), DANS L'OEIL (2006) and JE VIENS (2008). In 2010 he made his first feature, JIMMY RIVIERE, co-written with Rebecca Zlotowski.