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The Northerners

2DCSCS/ESU
Director:Raymond Depardon
Premiere:27. October 2016
Length:84 minutes
Genre:Document

Scenario: Raymond Depardon  •  Director: Raymond Depardon

A surreal black comedy set in a decrepit 1960's housing development. When his mother is drawn into sainthood and the resulting frustrations of his father become too difficult to manage, Thomas, a young boy, becomes obsessed with events on the broadcast news. The liberation of the Belgian Congo is taking place and Thomas becomes Lumumba, one of the contenders as the Congo's new leader. He is encouraged in this escapism by Plagge, the postman who reads all the mail and knows all of the bizzarre and intimate secrets of the eccentric inhabitants of the estate.

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