Having had its premiere at Cannes within the Directors’ Fortnight section, this action-clad gangster comedy follows the unfortunate Farés—a small-time drug dealer who wants to call it quites and settle down. Much to his dismay, Farés’s vamp and domineering mother has already spent all his savings. Eyeing a final heist to settle his accounts, Farés will need to deal with Scottish gangsters, conspiracy-addicted henchmen, and even sea pirates. With its dazzling cast, unflinching oace and action scenes, The World Is Yours owes its soundtrack music to Jamie xx and Sebastian. Writer-director Romain Gavras actually is quite familiar to music and film audiences alike: Costa-Gavras’ son and Julie Gavras’ brother, he is responsible for the music videos of Kanye West & Jay-Z, DJ Mehdi, Justice, Last Shadow Puppets, M.I.A, and Simian Mobile Disco.
Certain scenes in this film might not be suitable for younger audiences.