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Un Film dramatique
A dramatic film

Commissioned as a dedicated artwork for the newly constructed Dora Maar middle school on the outskirts of Paris, Un Film Dramatique is a lively portrait of the first class to attend the school, filmed over the course of four years. The group of 21 middle schoolers discuss the drama of their daily lives and experiment with cameras and equipment. They are the film’s subjects, and also its makers.

With a refreshingly uninhibited approach, Éric Baudelaire (Letters to Max, The Anabasis of May…) offers a new perspective on the realities of our current socio-political moment that is both playful and purposeful. As the students debate the approaching elections and the immigration crisis, they also seek to answer a key political question—what are we doing here together?

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Credits

DIRECTOR
Eric Baudelaire

PRODUCER
Poulet-Malassis – Les Films d’Ici

CAST
Anida Ait Abdesselam
Ambrine Belarbi
Andres Castro Henao
Assia Chaihab
Melinda Damis
Alyssa David
Dafa Diallo
Océane El Faqir
Sabou Fofana
Gaëtan Gichtenaere
Lina Ikhlef
Bintou Kamate
Guy-Yanis Kodjo
Ibrahima Konate
Basile Leignel
Gabriel-David Pop
Aissé Sacko
Rabyatou Saho
Mohammed Samassa
Fatimata Sarr
Manelle Zigh

Overview

DETAILS
Documentary
French with English subtitles
114 min.
France, 2019

DISTRIBUTOR
The Cinema Guild

 

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