Sandra Loves Guns: Life and Death of a Drug Lord [Julia Tarissan & Swann Darcy, France, 2019]

Sandra Loves Guns: Life and Death of a Drug Lord follows the typical structure of a rags-to-riches gangster story. We see what forces a person enter into a life of crime, how they rise and how they eventually fall. However, directors Julia Tarissan and Swann Darcy manage to deliver a unique and hilarious gangster story filled with creative animated and voice work.


The story revolves around J. J. Jones, a drug lord or “socially conscious businessman”, as he prefers, whom a journalist is interviewing. J. J. explains he was forced onto the streets as a child after his father died. He was later taken in by his uncle Malcolm “the real” Jones, but after Malcolm dies he is cast out onto the streets.