Seven people, four cars and one day to smuggle a good ton of hashish from Málaga in the south of Spain to Paris. Fast Convoy is a road thriller riddled with speed, squeaking tires and adrenalin.
A 'go-fast' in French is a term for a drug run done by way of a car convoy. Seven gangsters head from Málaga in the south of Spain towards the Paris suburbs, attempting to smuggle a large amount of hashish. But they soon run up against a roadblock. One of the smugglers is killed in the gunfight with the Spanish police. In order to continue their journey, the seven men seize a hostage, French tourist Nadia. The tension is mounting, and the frayed tempers are ready to flare up.
“It was while making my first feature that I became aware of police officers halting drug-run convoys. In my last movie I wanted to recreate the atmosphere of ‘closed door’ in such a convoy, as I was interested in the view ‘from within’.” (Frédéric Schoendoerffer)
Born in 1962 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. He is a French filmmaker, producer and screenwriter, who mostly makes action films and thrillers. He embarked on his cinematic career in the eighties as assistant director. He made his feature film debut in 2000 with Crime Scenes, which was nominated for a César Award. Fast Convoy is his sixth feature film.