Les éclats (Ma gueule, ma révolte, mon nom)

  • 84'
  • France
  • 2011
Sylvain George compiled this gripping, gritty black & white film from images from his earlier documentary Qu’ils reposent en révolte (Des figures de guerres I) from 2010. In it he shows about three years in the lives of illegal immigrants who have become stranded in the Northern French port of Calais, on their way to England. They are the 'people without papers', mainly men of North African origin or from the Middle East. They are staying here illegally and spend their time surviving and fleeing the police.
In an experimental form, Fragments shows scenes from the everyday lives of these people on the fringes of a Western society in which they are not welcome. Cool registrations of the cluttered, hostile no-man’s-land and warlike images of pursuit are juxtaposed with interviews in which several men talk frankly about how they feel. This provides painful stories and insights into the fact that these men are not looking for a ‘better life’ but are fleeing to stay alive.

Director
Sylvain George
Country of production
France
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
84'
Medium
Betacam Digi
International title
The Fragments (My Mouth, My Revolt, My Name)
Languages
English, Persian, French
Producer
Sylvain George
Production Company
Noir Production
Sales
Noir Production
Screenplay
Sylvain George
Cinematography
Sylvain George
Editor
Sylvain George
Production Design
Sylvain George
Sound Design
Sylvain George
Music
Diabolo
Cast
Valérie Dreville
Website
http://www.noirproduction.net/