Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Not to be confused with the 1988 film of the same name, the French Baton Rouge was inspired by a true story. Three young Parisians of modest means (Jacques Penot, Pierre-Loup Rajot and Hammou Graia) finagle their way into a free visit to New York. Once in the Big Apple, the boys become fascinated by the fast-food industry. They return to Paris, bound and determined to open up their own American-style hamburger stand. Unfolding in a relaxed, anecdotal fashion, Baton Rouge served as an impressive directorial debut for Rach Bouchareb.