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The Other side

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The Other side

The Other side

The Other side

original title:

THE OTHER SIDE

directed by:

screenplay:

Roberto Minervini, Denise Ping Lee

production:

Agat Films & Cie - Ex Nihilo, Okta Film, Rai Cinema, Arte France Cinéma, supported by MiBACT, with the support of CNC-Centre National de la Cinématographie

country:

France/Italy/USA

year:

2015

film run:

92'

format:

colour

release date:

28/05/2015

festival & awards:

In an invisible territory at the margins of society, at the border between anarchy and illegality, lives a wounded community that is trying to respond to a threat: of being forgotten by society's institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled.
Disarmed veterans, taciturn adolescents, drug addicts trying to escape addiction through love, ex-special forces soldiers still at war with the world, floundering young women and future mothers, and old people who have not lost their desire to live. Through this hidden pocket of humanity, the door opens to the abyss of today's America.

DIRECTORS'S NOTES:
Once again, I have been granted preferential access to a reality that is inaccessible to most. This is the lad of the "new poor", where 60 percent of the population is unemployed and is forced to do whatever it takes to earn a few dollars. Here, American individualism and distrust of the federal government are pushed to an extreme, and I have witnessed first-hand the resurgence of armed paramilitary groups. The documentation of these people comprises what I believe to be my most important work about today's America.