Programmed by Jérémie Jorrand
A man who bore witness to the circumstances surrounding a child’s disappearance struggles with the weight of his silence and inaction.
One of this film’s great strengths lies in the detail: a detour of a few sentences, the sound of the narrator’s breath in the mic. And then the tone he uses, full of rage, urgency, a far cry from the classic voice-over that narrates serenely for the viewer. The story is terrible and personal, and the guilt that haunts him appeals to the universal: all the misery we pass by without paying attention, and, worse still, sweep under the carpet. This is the shame we feel in the urgency of the voice telling the story, and the dark, violent images accompany these feelings.
We understand better the ragged breathing in the mic by the end of the film, we know where it’s coming from, and it makes this tale even more real – and even harsher.
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