Le Royaume


‘Le Royaume’

Goodfellas has boarded Julien Colonna’s father-daughter coming-of-age thriller Le Royaume ahead of the film’s world premiere in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard.

The debut feature is set in Corsica in summer 1995 and follows a teenage girl (played by Ghjuvanna Benedetti) who discovers her father (Saveriu Santucci) in hiding in an isolated villa with his clan of men. As war breaks out in the underworld, the noose tightens around the clan and death strikes. Forced to go on the run, the father-daughter duo must learn to understand and love each other.

The film is produced by Hugo Selignac and Antoine Lafon at Mediawan-owned Chi-Fou-Mi, the prolific Paris-based production house also behind Quentin Dupieux’s Cannes 2024 opener The Second Act and Gilles Lellouche’s Beating Hearts which has been selected for Competition. 

Colonna penned the screenplay alongside Jeanne Herry, whose own film as a writer/director, All Your Faces starring Lellouche and Leila Bekhti among others, sold 1.65 million tickets at the 2023 French box office and earned nine Cesar nominations.

Le Royaume features a mainly Corsican cast including its father-daughter lead actors. Goodfellas will kick off international sales in Cannes and Ad Vitam is handling French distribution. 

Canal+ and Netflix also co-financed the film and have broadcasting rights for first and second windows respectively.