Reine Crocodile

Reine Crocodile (2018)
Court Fiction - 30' - En distribution

Written and directed by Charles Habib-Drouot

Rayna is a young Bulgarian prostitute working in the Red District of Brussels. One evening, after a mystical orgasm, her client dies in her arms. This death, as sudden as strange, sends Rayna back to her own condition. For her, nothing will ever be as it was before.


Written and directed by Charles Habib-Drouot

Produced by Oualid Baha
Produced by Aurélien Bodinaux

1st Assistant director Sébastien Tixador
Cinématographer Fiona Braillon
Sound engineer Marie Paulus
Set Manager Morgane Thibaut
Assistant set manager Gabriel Pinto Monteiro
Set decorator Julian Gomez
Script Jeanne Plassier

Cast : Lydia Indjova (Rayna), Marc Veh (Adjilé), Gergana Todorova (Irina), Desislava Gigova (Kalina), Faudile Defrance (customer), Père Guy Fontaine (Orthodox priest), Michel Mpoy (old Congolese), Jovita Lukau (young African), Djubebe Kaluma (Singer 1), Epolo Mabita (Singer 2), Thierry Soul-T Haguma (Singer 3)

Production Tact Production & Neon Rouge Production
Production assistant Laurent Louis-De Wandeleer

With the support of :
Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Tax Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral de Belgique
Screenwriting assistance from région Rhônes-Alpes
and l'Atelier Musique et Cinéma du Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers 2

Technical Details: 

Genre Fiction short film - colours : Drama/Mystery/Romance

Language French, Bulgarian

Subtitles French/English

Format Numérique 3,5K, caméra ALEXA

Cadre : 16/9 (1,78:1)

Sound Stereo

Available on Numérique HD, 2K, 4K, DCP 2K / fichier numérique .mov/ DVD / BluRay

Photos from the film:

Aab International Film Festival (Moga, India - 06/2019)

Basta Fest (Bajina Basta, Serbia - 07/2019)

Independent StarFilmfest (Freising, Germany - 07/2019)

Jahorina Film Festival (Pale, Bosnia-and-Herzegovina 09/2019)

TiSFF, THESS International & INTIMATE (Thessaloniki, Greece - 10/2019

West Texas Film Festival (Texas, USA - 11/2019)

Out of Africa International Film Festival (Nairobi, Kenya - 11/2019)

COMBAT Festival du court-métrage de Josselin (Josselin, France - 11/2019)

- FIFF Film Strip International Film Festival (Iasi, Romania - 11/2019)
Best Actress Award

- London Migration Film Festival (London, England - 11-12/2019)

Near Nazareth Festival (Nazareth, Israel - 12/2019)

- Verona Film Festival (Verona, Italy - 09/2020)