Frankfurt am Main | 14 – 22 October 2023

Disco Boy

France 2023
By Giacomo Abbruzzese
Sat, 14 October 2023, 11:00 PM
Following a difficult journey across Europe, Aleksei reaches Paris to enlist in the French Foreign Legion - a highly selective military corp that allows any foreigner, even undocumented, to be granted a French passport. In the Niger Delta, Jomo fights against oil companies that threaten the survival of his village. His sister Udoka, meanwhile, dreams of escaping, knowing that all is already lost here. Beyond borders, life and death, their destinies will intertwine.


Film Info


Disco Boy
Release Date
  • France
  • Italy
  • Belgium
  • Poland
Spoken language
  • Igbo
  • French
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Nigerian
  • English
91 Minutes


  • Giacomo Abbruzzese
  • Director

    • Giacomo Abbruzzese

      Giacomo Abbruzzese was born in 1983 in Taranto, southern Italy, and lives and works between Paris and Madrid. A graduate of France’s Le Fresnoy, his short films were selected and awarded in many international festivals including Oberhausen, Palm Springs, Clermont-Ferrand, Viennale, Mar del Plata, Tampere, Indielisboa, Nouveau Cinéma Montreal, Winterthur, Angers, Torino, and Leeds. They have been broadcast on such TV channels as Canal+, Arte, France3, France2, Sky Art, and SVT. Giacomo was an Artist-in-Residence at the Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. In 2022, he was nominated for a César Award for his documentary America and completed his first feature film, "Disco Boy", a France-Italy-Belgium-Poland coproduction, starring Franz Rogowski.

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