Frédérick Pelletier

Canada, Belgium 87 min Fiction


A serious accident occurs onboard the Diego Star, a dilapidated Russian cargo ship. Traoré, a mechanic from the Ivory Coast, is unfairly blamed for it. The ship is towed to the nearest shipyard for repairs. In the interim, crewmembers find shelter with the inhabitants of the small local village. Far from everyone he loves and knows, Traoré is engulfed by the Quebec winter.


Frédérick Pelletier

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). 1966. Comedian, musician and director, he built his career between Burkina Faso and Norway, where he regularly collaborated with the National Theater in Oslo. Diego Star is his feature debut premiered at Rotterdam 2013.

Filmography: Diego Star (2013), Drop Till You Shop: Freestyle Bowling (curt, 2008), Drop Till You Shop: Library Rats (curt, 2008), L'air de rien (curt, 2006), L'hiver longtemps (curt, 2005)

Frédérick Pelletier

Film information

Original Title: Diego Star
Director: Frédérick Pelletier
Script: Frédérick Pelletier
Contact: Figa Films
With: Issaka Sawadogo, Chloé Bourgeois
Country: Canada, Belgium
Year: 2013
Format: Digital
Length: 87 min
Language: French, English
Subtitles: Catalan, English
Edition: 2013