Djé arrives in Paris with no money and nothing but charm as his only weapon. He seizes every opportunity he can to work, love, sleep... and kill.
After graduating with a degree in directing and scriptwriting from ESRA in Paris, Peter Dourountzis worked for 15 years with the SAMU Social emergency services in the French capital before returning to cinema. For his first feature film, the director has chosen to examine male domination and predatory behaviour by drawing inspiration from infamous Parisian serial killers of the 1990s (Mamadou Traoré, Patrick Trémeau and Guy Georges).
Vaurien (Rascal) is a hard-hitting film somewhere between a thriller and crime fiction, set against the backdrop of a marginal society whose culture the director captures perfectly. Inside this world, the viewer is plunged into an atmosphere of misogyny and everyday oppression, as they closely follow the movements of a predator who conceals himself behind the features of a dominant male protected by society.