Parties, Bars and Clandestine Restaurants: The Covid Rebels

Faced with the closure of bars, restaurants and sports halls and the ban on parties, more and more French people are deciding to rebel. In the heart of Paris, many clandestine evenings are held. We join 300 revellers at a secret rave in Paris, visit clanestine restaurants and gyms and meet those escaping the lock-downs .  

It’s not just the partygoers who are breaking the rules. Some restaurant owners, believing that their economic survival is at stake, continue to operate in secret. And as for sports halls, some have found the trick: asking their members to provide false medical certificates, authorising them to practice indoor sport. 

And for those who can afford it, there is always the option of partying abroad. Those who refuse to go into hiding escape abroad, where there is no prohibition. A group of friends, belonging to the golden youth, have already taken their tickets, heading to Dubai for a big party on a private yacht. There, they are sure to party without restriction, and especially without limit …


  • Year: 2020
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Tony Comiti Productions
  • Director: Laura Spinosi
  • Available Versions: FRA
  • Country of production: France

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