The Swarm: Netflix Original French Film Release Date, Plot & Cast

The Swarm or La Nuée is a 2020 French-language modern-day fantasy-drama film released soon on Netflix. The Swarm adapts a screenplay from Franck Victor and Jérôme Genevray. Additionally, the film is directed by Just Philippot, who has written some of the acclaimed French-language films like Acid, Ses Souffles, 4 Histoires Fantastiques, among others.

The Swarm: Netflix Original French Film Release Date, Plot & Cast

The film also comprises a horror element driven by locusts who crave green grass and blood. When you bend the laws of nature, you have to face the repercussions of the actions. The film has already been released across several French theatres, and the film will be released globally via Netflix.

The Swarm: Release Date

As mentioned earlier, Netflix is releasing the film globally on the 6th of August 2021. Given that the streaming giant will be releasing the film globally, Netflix will not be releasing the film in Spain, France, and China.

The Swarm: Netflix Original French Film Release Date, Plot & Cast

Initially, the film was chosen for release during the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release was postponed. 

Netflix has also released the official trailer of the film, watch it below:

The film has a runtime of 1 hour 41 minutes, a absolute treat for the fans of horror fiction-drama genre.

The Swarm: Plot

Virginie, played by Suliane Brahim, is a mother who is keen to stay ahead of bills by cultivating locusts. By the looks of it, farming locusts is a pure source of protein. Farming locusts is getting popular across France for their taste and their source of protein.


Through a sheer accident, Virginie comes across an utterly secret formula that boosts the production of locusts. How does locusts’ production boost? Blood is the secret ingredient that aids in multiplying the output of locusts.

The Swarm: Cast

The cast of La Nuée aka The Swarm includes Suliane Barhim, Marie Narbonne, Sofian Khammes, Nathalie Boyer, Raphael Romand, Vincent Deniard, Victor Bonnel, and Christian Bouillette.


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