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Enfants du terril

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Loïc, aged 15, is afraid of school. Inspired by his childhood innocence, his brother Théo turns the ruins of their neighbourhood into a huge playground. The two boys live in the “12-14”, a tumbledown mining complex in the city of Lens. Their mother Patricia struggles to keep the family together. The film, divided between allegorical representations and portrayals of day-to-day distress, is a reflection on the devastating effects of poverty, and on the loss of faith in the future threatening the children.

France2016 • 00:52 • Documentary • French creation

Created by : Frédéric Brunnquell, Anne Gintzburger
Director : Frédéric Brunnquell
Author-scriptwriter : Frédéric Brunnquell, Anne Gintzburger
DoP : Frédéric Brunnquell
Sound : Marc Soupa
Editing : Laure Matthey

Production company
Anne Gintzburger, Chasseur d'Étoiles
54 rue de l'église
75015 Paris, France
Phone : +33 6 8183 5087

World Sales company
Roch Bozino, Java Films
38 quai du Point-du-Jour
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Phone : +33 1 7471 3313

With the participation of
France Télévisions