Arrivals

Arrivants

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  • Claudine Bories, Patrice Chagnard
  • France
  • 2010, 114 min
Language: French
Synopsis

1 immigrants 2 Parisian office 3 come by plane? 4 nursing girl in waiting-room 5 tired faces, immigration officers, stamps 6 interpreters in person or via telephone 7 you must be Mongolian, or maybe Chinese 8 one room: a blur of languages and cultures 9 official forms bear motto of revolution: liberté, egalité, fraternité 10 office walls decorated with advertisements for Africa, the immigrants' home

20 A patient observation, in the spirit of Frederick Wiseman, reveals the limits of immigration officials' willingness to help and the earnestness of asylum-seekers who pretend not to understand in a desperate attempt at attaining a better life.

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Festival edition: 2010
Sections: Doc Alliance
Awards: Doc Alliance Award
Exhibition format: 35 mm

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