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In anticipation of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, “Very Big Shot,” the first feature from Lebanese director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, has a gritty and gutsy new trailer.
The dark comedy focuses on a trio of brothers, one of whom happens to be fresh out of jail, as they try to smuggle more than a million dollars of Lebanese-made cocaine from Beirut to Syria. Using their family’s pizzeria as a front for their real line of work, the brothers enlist one of their regular customers to help them produce an independent film that they can use to sneak their cargo across the border. In the meantime, the boys’ old boss begins to take action against his once loyal employees, resulting in a violent, chaotic conflict.
“Very Big Shot” has its world premiere at TIFF on September 11.