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Bateau Ivre

a film by Chafik Allal and Claudio Capanna

Belgium (Italy, Algeria) 2012

1h04 minutes

Trailer

 

CREDITS

ARTISTIC CAST

Jean-Michel Vovk

Salmata Ouedraogo

Marco Santoro

Rkia Zariouh

Mohamed el Mondjed

Mamadou Diop

Khalid Gouadi

Etienne Kaleme

Fanny Lewalle

Josephine Malo

Mami Sarr

Oumar Thiam

Abdeslam

Voice over by Emilie Marechal

 

CREW

DIRECTING Chafik Allal, Claudio Capanna

SCRIPT Chafik Allal, Claudio Capanna, Jean- Michel Vovk

DIRECTOR ASSISTANT Nicolas Hanoteau

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Valentina Summa

CAMERA ASSISTANT Benjamin Morel

EDITOR Laurence Vaes

SOUND Jean-Luc Fichefet

SOUND EDITOR Philippe Fontaine

PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER Bertrand Leroy

SET DESIGNER Laurence Halloy

CHIEF LIGHTING TECHNICIAN Michel Roussel

COLOR CORRECTION Franck Ravel, Studio Charbon

MUSIC Stephane Gregoire, Bertrand Leroy

MAKING OF Mart Mager

SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT France Fontaine, Joelle Dugailly

MOVIE DEVELOPMENT Chafik Allal, Claudio Capanna, Jean-Michel Vovk, Anne Tamignaux

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION Chafik Allal, Claudio Capanna, PACHA FILMS supported by Collectif Paulo Freire, Atelier Alfred

 

SYNOPSIS

A teacher takes his class to a boat-trip on the Brussels-Charleroi channel, in Belgium. The majority of the students is made of adult african migrants attending a french language course. The class had to read the novel Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad as a homework. The teacher tries to gather impressions and comments about the book from his students, even by using explicit provocations. He chooses to concentrate particularly on the subject of colonialism and its implications on the relationship between the African and European populations. He obtains totally unexpected reactions that will lead to moments of conflict and tension.