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From the Other Side (2002)

De l'autre côté (original title)
A documentary look at the fate of Mexicans who cross the border into the United States.



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A documentary look at the fate of Mexicans who cross the border into the United States.

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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#04) See more »

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Akerman is no great filmmaker, whether in fiction or documentary
5 May 2004 | by (Lausanne, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

The film has long static takes that add absolutely nothing to the comprehension of a particular situation. As a matter of fact, I've read newspaper articles on the subject that were much more comprehensive and gave me a better feeling for the sufferings of the migrants than this rather pointless exploration of the walled-up border between the richest country and the Third world. One observer has it wrong: the five minute take along a seemingly endless line of automobiles is not on the American side, but on the Mexican side. The cars are queuing up to cross the border. Never does the camera cross the border during this tracking shot, which is evidently reminiscent of the initial shot of TOUCH OF EVIL (where it does cross the border). The first shot actually taken on the American side is probably the interview of the Mexican consul in Douglas.

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