"At home, her older brother calls the shots, there's nothing but frustration at school, and the future prospects in the Paris banlieu are anything but rosy for Marieme.
"At home, her older brother calls the shots, there's nothing but frustration at school, and Marieme's prospects for the future in the Paris banlieu are anything but rosy. This changes when one day she joins a small gang of girls her own age. The four of them take liberties that Marieme had never known before. From now on she calls herself 'Vic' and feels like a new person in the group. But what starts with 'harmless' shoplifting soon turns into coercion and violence."
Zurich Film Festival
"The four girls from the titular girl gang cannot afford to appear anything other than self-confident if they want to hold their own on the streets and in the apartments of their neighborhood. But the film doesn't just capture the raw energy the four develop; it transmits it directly through its luminous images, the pulsating music of Para One and, not least, the raw acting of its amateur actresses. This is what makesBande de Fillesso exciting and wipes away any fears that we might be dealing with a leaden social drama."