Le Brio


Neila is a young Arab woman who grew up in the projects on the outskirts of Paris. She dreams of becoming a lawyer. On her first day at a prestigious law school she’s raked over the coals by Pierre, a snooty professor known for his provocative behavior and politically incorrect (i.e. racist) blunders. Their exchange is recorded and goes viral, Pierre is reprimanded by the administration and, to make amends, is strong-armed into coaching Neila for an upcoming courtroom eloquence competition. Cynical and demanding, Pierre may just be the mentor she needs… But first they both have to overcome some serious prejudices. Engaging singer-turned-actress Camelia Jordana and the deft Daniel Auteuil bring spunk, emotion and, indeed, much eloquence to Yvan Attal’s polished, inspirational yarn.