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Frakas Productions is a production company founded by Jean-Yves Roubin in 2007.


Always aiming to produce films that match the expectations of the market without denying cultural diversity, always casting a critical glance at our society, Jean-Yves Roubin and Cassandre Warnauts aim to work with young directors, both Belgian and international, with a pronounced interest for so-called “genre” cinema, including Christophe Hermans, Delphine Noels, Banu Akseki, Giordano Gederlini, Thibaut Wohlfahrt, Aline Magrez and Fabrice du Welz.


Frakas actively develops their international coproductions counting Katell Quilévéré, Arthur Harari, Davy Chou and Michaël R. Roskam’s films.


Frakas Productions counts in its catalog: BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH by Giordano Gederlini, TITANIUM by Julia Ducournau (Palme d'Or 2021), ONODA by Arthur Harari (Opening of Un certain Regard Cannes 2021), MADELEINE COLLINS by Antoine Barraud (Giornate degli Autori 2021), GRAVE by Julia Ducournau (Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2016), SEULE À MON MARIAGE by Marta Bergman (ACID Cannes 2018), GIRL by Lukas Dhont (Caméra d'Or Cannes 2018), ATLANTIC by Mati Diop (Grand Prix du Jury Cannes 2019), VIVARIUM by Lorcan Finnegan (La Semaine de la Critique 2019), SEA FEVER by Neasa Hardiman (TIFF 2019), "Exile" by Visar Morina (Sundance and Berlin 2020), and THE GIRL AND THE BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier (César for Best Screenplay 2021).


Frakas is currently working on numerous productions including: SANA SOLEIL by Banu Akseki, RETOUR À SÉOUL by Davy Chou, EARWIG by Lucile Hadzihalilovic (Official Competition San Sebastian 2021), DON JUAN by Serge Bozon, LA BÊTE DANS LA JUNGLE by Patric Chiha, THE DAMNED DON'T CRY by Fyzal Boulifa, L'ENFANT BÉLIER by Marta Bergman, MALDOROR by Fabrice du Welz, BLOOD MAKES NOISE by Marion Renard, ENCLOS by Antoine Cuypers and Giordano Gederlini's next project.

Jean-Yves Roubin



TITANE  2021

Genre:              Drama

Director :         Julia Ducournau

Screenplay :    Julia Ducournau

Cast :                Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rouselle

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Genre:              Drama 

Director :         Arthur Harari

Screenplay :     Arthur Harari, Vincent Poymiro

Cast :                Endo Yuya, Mastuura Yuya


Japan, 1944. An apprentice pilot prone to vertigo and resistant to the logic of military sacrifice, the young Hiroo Onoda, 22, is chosen by the charismatic Major Taniguchi to be trained in a secret school, in an unknown discipline: secret war. Learning the fundamentals of survival and intelligence, Onoda essentially discovers a philosophy contrary to the official line: no suicide, no surrender, the mission is more important than anything, even if it means relying on free will and moral transgression. Soon parachuted into Lubang, where the Americans were about to land, he had to lead a guerrilla war until the Japanese troops returned. But the reality in Lubang is quite different from what Onoda expected: the weak and mediocre Japanese contingent does not want to fight, let alone obey such a young officer. Onoda barely had time to impose his authority before the Americans arrived.


Genre:              Drama

Director :         Christophe Hermans

Screenplay :     Christophe Hermans, Noémie Nicolas

Cast :                Ludivine Sagnier, Sophie Breyer, Mara Taquin, Bonnie Duvauchelle, Tom Vermeir


As far back as they can remember, Marion Claire and Louise have always lived to the rhythm of their mother Alice's joy and pain. Today, they only have their love to oppose this destructive spiral in which Alice sinks more and more. An infinite love, as violent as it is unspeakable.


GIRL  2018

Genre:              Drama

Director:          Lukas Dhont

Screenplay:      Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens

Cast:                 Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter


Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina.

71ème Festival de Cannes - Prix Un Certain Regard



Genre:             Drama

Director:         Marta Bergman

Screenplay:     Marta Bergman, Laurent Brandenbourger, Katell Quillévéré, Boris Lojkine

Cast:                Alina Serban, Tom Vermeir, Marian Samu, Rebecca Anghel, Viorica Rudareasa, Jonas Bloquet


Insolent, spontaneous, funny. Pamela, a young Roma, is different from other girls in her community. A single mother, she lives with her grandmother and her little girl in small hut where the three of them share a bed. How can she reconcile the needs of her two-year old daughter and her dream of freedom? Pamela embarks on a journey into the unknown, breaking away from the traditions that suffocate her. «Lapin, pizza, amour». All she has are three words in French and the hope that marriage will change her and her daughter’s destiny.


Best Film - Cinédays 2018



GRAVE/RAW   2016

Genre:              Drama/Horror

Director:          Julia Ducournau

Screenplay:     Julia Ducournau

Cast:                Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Naït Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Sophie Breyer, Bouli Lanners


An innocent teenager, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.


69ème Festival de Cannes - Semaine de la Critique - Prix FIPRESCI
Festival du Film Fantastique de Gerardmer - Grand Prix & Prix de la Critique.


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