Written and directed by Catherine Rechard
Several times a week, lawyers go from prison to prison to visit their clients in detention. At their side after the trial and throughout their clients’ sentences they provide support, a kind of "after-sales service".
The right for prisoners to benefit from this service did not exist until the mid-1990s and there are still few lawyers who provide it.
Because of this, other prisoners undertake their own legal procedures and litigations without the help of counsel, which for some of them opens new perspectives.
RELEASE OF THE LONG VERSION:
The film will be released in the cinema Le Saint-André des Arts (Paris, 6ème) from the 30 September 2020.
Screening at 1pm every day until Monday 12 October (except Tuesday 6).
2 additional screenings on Tuesday 20 and Tuesday 27 October.
Each screening will be followed by a discussion in the presence of the director and a guest.
Format: 16/9 - 1x52’ + 1x76' - Colour - HD
Production: UN FILM À LA PATTE & FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS
Fundings: Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée, Région Grand Est and Strasbourg Eurométropole in partnership with CNC, Procirep-Angoa, Agence Culturelle d’Alsace
In partnership with le Secours Catholique & CoopAddoc
First broadcaster: France 3 Grand Est
Image: Grégory Rodriguez, Georgi Lazarevski, Aïdan Obrist & Pascal Auclert
Sound: Grégory Pernet, Jean-Christophe Girard, Jean-Frédérick Grosdemange, Martin Sadoux & Christian Sonderegger
Editing: Grégory Nieuviarts
Original music: Thomas Jousse, Fanfara électronica
- Official selection at the Festival du film de Lama (Corsica, France), 2019
- Official selection at the Festival du film judiciaire de Laval (France), 2019
- Official selection at the Festival du film social de Paris (France), 2019
- Official selection in the category “Regard social” at the Festival du film d’action sociale de Nancy (France), 2020