Treat Me Like Fire


Original name: Joueurs
English name: Treat Me Like Fire
Year: 2018
Run time: 105’
Language: French
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: France
Director: Marie Monge
Producer: Michael Gentile
Cast: Tahar Rahim, Stacy Martin, Bruno Wolkowitch, Karim Leklou, Marie Denarnaud, Jean-Michel Correia, Henri-Noel Tabary, Jonathan Couzinie
Screenplay: Marie Monge, Julien Guetta, Romain Compingt
Cinematographer: Paul Guilhaume
Editor: Francois Quiquere
Sound Designer: Antoine Basile Mercier
Music Composer: Nicolas Becker, Maxence Dussère, Vladimir Kudryavtsev
Costume Designer: Virginie Montel
Production Designer: Marion Burger
Production Company: The Film, Bac Films
World Sales: Playtime Productions
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  • Cannes Director's Fortnight 2018
  • Busan IFF 2018
  • Philadelphia FF 2018

Selected Filmography:

  • Les ombres bossues (short) 2009
  • Marseille by Night (short) 2012
  • Treat Me Like Fire 2018

Director's Biography:

Marie Monge, born in 1987, studied the cinema at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris III). She is screenwriter and director of few short films. Her first short film was Les ombres Bossues (2009). Her next short film, Marseille by Night (2012) was nominated for César in 2014. Treat Me Like Fire (2018) is her debut feature film presented at Cannes Director's Fortnight, and Busan IFF in 2018.


When she meets Abel, Ella’s life is turned upside down. Irresistibly drawn to this elusive lover, the young woman discovers the cosmopolitan, underground world of Paris’ gaming circles, where adrenaline and money reign supreme. Their love story, begun as a mere bet, turns into a devouring passion.