Put to the test : Matter and Memory

Half a life

Mourir à trente ans

Romain Goupil

1982
France
1h37
Documentary
B&W
french without subtitles

The film is a biographical black and white documentary about Michel Recanati, a militant leader during the May 1968 riots in Paris. It tells the story of two friends through the left-wing groups in Paris between 1966 and 1978 when Michel goes missing and it is later discovered that he committed suicide. It is a personal tale as well as an in-depth look at the political scene in France during those years. It also documents the history of the CAL [Highschool Student Action Committee] and the LCR Revolutionary Communist League .

Screenplay
Romain Goupil
Photography
Renan Pollès, Jean Chiabaut, Sophie Goupil
Sound
Jacques Kebadian, Dominique Dalmasso
Editing
Franssou Prenant
Production
MK2 Productions

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