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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Régis Sauder

IMAGE

Jérôme Olivier, Régis Sauder

SON

Pierre-Alain Mathieu

MONTAGE

Florent Mangeot

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Gildas Etevenard

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Shellac Sud

PARTICIPATION

Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Scam - Brouillon d'un rêve, CNC. Aide au développement

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Shellac, ADAV, Shellac Sud, Universciné

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?

À la maison d’arrêt des Baumettes à Marseille, des psychiatres reçoivent des détenus devenus patients le temps de la consultation. Ils écoutent, eux parlent ou se taisent. Des infirmiers remplissent des piluliers bleus, alignés sur le gris de leur bureau. Plus loin, d’autres patients placent de petits fragments de mosaïques de toutes les couleurs dans le blanc onctueux d’une colle à bois. Les gardiens ouvrent et referment les lourdes portes des cellules, où attendent ces hommes.
Nous sommes avec eux, le temps d’une chronique. Ensemble nous délimitons l’espace du soin, un espace unique, une enclave de liberté derrière les murs de la prison.

"Where? The Baumettes prison in Marseille. More precisely, the medical and psychological unit, where women psychiatrists have deliberately chosen to work. Régis Sauder has decided to spend time with them, mostly in their practice in the unit, as they talk with inmates whose faces the law forbids to show.
Thus, even if the black and white shots, the framing and the dynamic editing bluntly expose the violence of the place, through a truly cinematographic journey, it basically serves the words. Which words? Those that are difficult to say, those that are screamed behind cell doors, or those (all of them, actually) that strike with all the strength of pain our ears, which aren’t used to such distress. Because joining this large flow, there are also the words born out of dismay and discouragement, which the doctors themselves express, looking straight at the camera. What appears then is that those words aren’t merely a transparent communication vessel, but rather an opaque, resisting, hard to decipher material, and that the film’s task is to try and open them to the world. Because this whole venture reveals a paradox: these doctors wanted to treat and relieve patients, but they have come up against a brick wall. They can never be sure that they have managed to soothe them, in an institution that is so brutally restrictive in essence. Worse still, their presence is used as an excuse to keep things as they are, or even to legitimate more imprisonments. Then what room does that leave for them just to be?"
(Jean-Pierre Rehm, FID 2012)

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  • Le 7 Novembre 2012
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