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De l'autre côté (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 4 June 2003 (France)
A documentary look at the fate of Mexicans who cross the border into the United States.

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Chantal Akerman

Writer:

Chantal Akerman

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

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4 June 2003 (France) See more »

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From the Other Side See more »

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Douglas, Arizona, USA See more »

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Dolby

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1.78 : 1
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Chosen by the French film magazine 'Cahiers du cinéma' as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#04). See more »

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i walked out
23 July 2002 | by Yaniv EidelsteinSee all my reviews

this movie was an ordeal. well, the first 40 minutes anyway.

in these 40 minutes, there was a total of about 15 shots. apparently that is this director's trademark: shots where nothing at all happens, that last several minutes. after awhile came interviews with relatives of people who died while trying to cross the mexican-usa border, but any interest these might have aroused was killed off immediately afterwards, with a 4-minute shot of said border.

after awhile, i decided that if i want to see nothing happen, i may as well do it outside.

why would anyone want to make a movie as deliberately slow as this? if a documentary filmmaker wants to raise awareness of a certain cause, why does she try so hard to alienate her audience?

i wouldn't go near this film without the availability of a fast-forward button.


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