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Quinzaine 1998 | Feature film | 1 h 32

A talented young man discovers himself through the love of a woman and through his extraordinary talent at « slamming »- a com-bination of poetry and rap which is exploding across America. Set in Washington, D.C., Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted rapper/poet trapped in a war zone housing project known as Dodge City. When Ray is arrested on a petty drug charge, he is sucked into the black hole of D.C.’s criminal justice system. While there, he finds his salvation in Lauren Bell, a beautiful writing teacher who helps him to understand and cultivate his skill. Using his wits and his dazzling verbal talents as weapons against the brutality of his forced surroundings, Ray learns to survive both in and out of jail while giving voice to the pain of his lost ge


Beau Sia
Bonz Malone
Saul Williams
Sonja Sohn


Marc Levin, Richard Stratton

Mark Benjamin

David Hocs

Emir Luis

Paul Miller

Production : Off Line, 601 West 26th Street,17th Floor, New York NY 10001, États-Unis. Tél. : (1 212) 989 4495 Fax : (1 212) 989 6723 Vente à l’étranger : Trimark Pictures, 2644 30th Street, Santa Monica, California 90405-3009, États-Unis, Tél. : (1 310) 314 3060 Fax : (1 310) 399 1570 Distribué en France par : Mars Films, 95 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris Tél. : 01 44 94 95 00 Fax : 01 44 94 95 01