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Fri 25.11.

  • Director

    Alice Diop

  • France / 2020
    115 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Introduction: Birgit Kohler

For Diop, "we" is not an abstract collective. "We" is a family on the prowl, a car mechanic from Mali who wants to go back after 20 years of precarity, a royalist ceremony commemorating Louis XVI, the Shoah memorial at the former internment camp in Drancy, a fancy hunting party and her own family: the director accompanies her sister, a geriatric nurse, at work, and her mother and father, immigrants from Senegal, also find their way into the film via home videos. Diop herself not only appears as a narrator but can also be seen in conversation with a writer reading from his diary, allowing her to reflect upon her own approach. NOUS is an exceptional documentary essay, full of precise observations on the suburban express RER B line, which seeks connections despite all the contrasts. Jean Ferrat's song "Ma France" plays during the closing credits.

Funded by:

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