Released in cinemas on 11 November 2021 (France) and 1 May 2022 (Réunion) / Fiction feature film

Emmanuel Parraud

With Farouk Saidi, Aldo Dolphin and Marie Lanfroy

Length 71 mn / Language Reunionese Creole, French

A co-production Spectre Productions, À Vif cinémas, The Dark, Studio Orlando, Studio Acoustik and Proarti


Alix wanders the wild heights of Reunion Island, searching for his missing friend. Reunion Island has known slavery, engagism and colonialism. DAMNED! is an allegorical tale of the repression of this history, a scrambled, drunken, violent and complex song of diversity undermined by the weight of the past. DAMNED! is the echo of the inner torment of its main character but also of his fears, jealousy and desire for murder.




With the support of the Région Réunion and in partnership with the CNC

With the support of the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée – Avance sur recettes & aide sélective pour les œuvres cinématographiques intéressant les cultures d’outre-mer

With the participation of the Fonds Images de la Diversité – Agence nationale de la cohésion des territoires – Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée

With the support of the Région Ile-de-France

In association with Spectre Productions, À Vif cinémas, Studio Orlando, Studio Acoustik and Proarti


Screenplay: Emmanuel Parraud

Casting: Karen Hottois
Cinematography: Romain Le Bonniec
Sound: Julien Gebrael, Ulrich Grandjean
First assistant director: Emma Lebot
Production manager: Jeremy Rossi
Location manager: Didier Cheneau
Costume and wardrobe: Odile Dartus
Makeup: Laurence Donat
Film editing: Grégoire Pontécaille
Sound editing: Tristan Pontécaille
Mixing: Nikolas Javelle
Color timer: Julien Petri
Music: Nikolas Javelle

Producer: Cédric Walter
Associate producer: Olivier Marboeuf
Co-producers: Thierry Thopart, Matthieu Deniau, Michel Klein, Philippe Grivel


Released in cinemas on 11 November 2021 (France) and 1 May 2022 (Réunion)

Distributed by À Vif cinémas

Press officer: Chloé Lorenzi – Makna Presse

This film is supported by the filmmakers of the Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion

In partnership with



  • Torino Film Festival, Italy
  • Festival International du Film Panafricain, Cannes, France
  • Festival Travelling de Rennes, France
  • Cinema Africa, Bayreuth, Germany
  • FEMI Guadeloupe, France
  • 22e Festival du Film Francophone de Grèce, Greece