Desrances (2019)

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2019-02-23
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 1 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Les Films Selmon
  • Production Country: Burkina Faso
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After the brutal massacre of his family in Haiti, Francis Desrances resettles in the Ivory Coast. Years later Francis, his wife Aissey and 12-year-old daughter Haila await the birth of a son, who to Francis' excitement and Haila's irritation is immediately regarded as the worthy heir to the Desrances name. As the birth looms, civil war erupts in Abidjan and amidst the melee Aissey goes missing. Haila courageously steps forward in ways that challenge her father's notion of what constitutes a rightful heir. Cementing her status as a bold voice in contemporary filmmaking, Apolline Traoré's domestic drama escalates into an intense thriller that mounts a passionate challenge to commonly-held gender roles, whilst also highlighting the human cost of civil strife.

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Directing Apolline Traoré Director
Writing Apolline Traoré Writer
Camera Ali Lakrouf Director of Photography
Production Denis Cougnaud Producer
Production Jimmy Jean-Louis Executive Producer
Sound Cyril Morin Music
Editing Sylvie Gadmer Editor
Sound Vianney Aubé Sound Mixer
Sound Laurent Malan Sound
Sound Mathieu Tiger Dialogue Editor
Sound Mathieu Tiger Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects Frédérik Bois Visual Effects
Camera Romain Schwartz First Assistant Camera
Editing Karim El Katari Colorist
Editing Jeremie Oukrat Dailies Manager
Editing Lucile Sautarel Assistant Editor
Sound Arnaud Gauthier Music Editor
Sound Cyril Morin Musician
Art Frédérik Bois Title Designer
Crew Marie Y. Lemelle Unit Publicist