Cycles

Lignes de faille

Débat d'idées 2024

12 films

En 2024, le réseau culturel français à l'étranger est invité à construire son projet éditorial de la Nuit des Idées et de la programmation annuelle de débat d’idées autour de la thématique « Lignes de faille ». Retrouvez une programmation cinéma autour des dynamiques de polarisation nouvelles qui se créent à l’échelle internationale ou au sein de nos sociétés et les formes de mobilisations, qui transcendent les frontières nationales, sociales et culturelles ou les clivages politiques traditionnels.

Lignes de faille
  • Drama
  • 2018
  • France, Rwanda
  • 1h31
by Joël Karekezi

1998, région du Kivu, à la frontière entre le Congo (ex-Zaïre) et le Rwanda. Alors que la deuxième guerre du Congo fait rage, le sergent Xavier, héros de guerre rwandais, et le jeune soldat Faustin perdent la trace de leur bataillon. Ils se retrouvent alors isolés et sans ressources pour faire face à la jungle la plus vaste, la plus dense, et la plus hostile du continent. Éprouvés par la faim, la soif et la maladie, ils devront faire face à leurs propres tourments, et à ceux d’un territoire ravagé par la violence.

  • Drama
  • 2021
  • France, Italy, Belgium, Germany
  • 2h47
by Arthur Harari

Fin 1944. Le Japon est en train de perdre la guerre. Sur ordre du mystérieux Major Taniguchi, le jeune Hiroo Onoda est envoyé sur une île des Philippines juste avant le débarquement américain. La poignée de soldats qu'il entraîne dans la jungle découvre bientôt la doctrine inconnue qui va les lier à cet homme : la Guerre Secrète. Pour l'Empire, la guerre est sur le point de finir. Pour Onoda, elle s'achèvera 10 000 nuits plus tard

  • Adventure, Literary adaptation
  • 2019
  • France, Canada, Belgium
  • 1h40
by Guillaume De Fontenay

1992, war is raging in what will become Ex-Yugoslavia. Paul is covering the siege of Sarajevo. Flamboyant dandy, loud mouth, adrenaline junkie, provocative cigar-smoker, Paul Marchand is the war correspondent archetype. Racing through Sniper’s Alley in his white Ford, the Frenchman relentlessly tells the apathic western world about the ongoing massacre . In a urban war zone where everything that moves is a target, Paul tries to live, love and inform. How much can he endure before he starts taking up arms?

  • Drama
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h46
by Rachel Lang

They come from all over the world but they have one thing in common: The Foreign Legion, their new family. Our Men tells these stories: stories of women who struggle to keep their love fire burning; stories of men who leave for battle; stories of loving couples on hostile ground.

  • Historical film, Drama
  • 2018
  • France, Vietnam
  • 1h43
by Guillaume Nicloux

Indochina, 1945. Robert Tassen, a young French soldier is the only survivor of a massacre where his brother perished before his eyes. Blinded by vengeance, Robert engages in a solitary and secret quest to find the assassins. But his meeting with Maï, a young Indochinese woman, will change his beliefs.

  • Historical film, Classics, Literary adaptation
  • 1967
  • France
  • 1h50
by Costa-Gavras

In this WW II drama, twelve captured French soldiers await their impending executions in a German prison camp. Fortunately, a wily resistance fighter and his men come to rescue the ill-fated dozen. The rescue attempt succeeds, but the rebels become worried when they discover a thirteenth prisoner who has come with the others. This fellow carries no ID, and now the fighters must decide whether he should die on the spot or continue on with the others. One of the group members votes for immediate execution. Later the stranger accompanies the group on a raid and ends up nearly sacrificing his life to save a child from being shot. The rebel leader is not impressed and orders that one of the men kill the stranger down by the river. The dutiful soldier listens to the stranger who tells him the truth: he is a deserter and a fervent pacifist. The soldier allows the deserter to escape. That night the stranger returns and tries to warn the rebels of a Nazi ambush. The group leader heads off to warn the others, but he is too late and they are all recaptured. Later all but the pacifist are hanged.

  • Historical film, Drama, Biopic
  • 2020
  • France
  • 1h14
by Aurel

February 1939. Overwhelmed by the flood of Republicans fleeing the Franco dictatorship, the French government parked them in camps. Two men separated by the barbed wire will become friends. One is a gendarme, the other a cartoonist. From Barcelona to New York, the true story of Josep Bartolí, anti-Franco fighter and exceptional artist.

  • Drama
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h37
by Mathieu Gérault

Aux lendemains d’une opération clandestine qui a décimé son unité, le soldat Christian Lafayette est de retour en France. Alors qu’il essaie de reprendre une vie normale, il est bientôt mêlé à un trafic d’opium pour sauver ses deux frères d’armes survivants. La mission dont ils sont les seuls à être revenus n’était peut-être pas celle qu’ils croyaient…

  • Drama
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h20
by Mats Grorud

Beirut, Lebanon, Today. Wardi, an eleven-year-old Palestinian girl, lives with her whole family in the refugee camp where she was born. Her beloved great-grandfather Sidi was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being chased from his home back in 1948. The day Sidi gives her the key to his old house back in Galilea, she fears he may have lost hope of someday going home. As she searches for Sidi’s lost hope around the camp, she will collect her family’s testimonies, from one generation to the next.

  • Drama
  • 2020
  • France, Germany, Czech Republic
  • 1h24
by Florence Miailhe

A small village looted in darkness, a family forced to flee... The two oldest children, Kyona and Adriel are quickly separated from their parents facing the road of exile alone. They embark on a heroic journey which takes them from childhood to adolescence in search of shelter, peace and the hope of finding refuge and their family. Crossing a continent torn apart by war and migrant persecution, these courageous siblings survive incredible challenges, before reaching a new world, free at last.

  • Historical film, Drama, Biopic
  • 2023
  • Guinea-Bissau, France
  • 1h52
by Sana Na N'Hada

Guinea-Bissau, 1969. A violent war between the Portuguese colonial army and the guerrillas of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea. Nome leaves his village and joins the maquis. After years, he will return as a hero, but joy will soon give way to bitterness and cynicism.

  • Drama, Historical film, Adventure
  • 2022
  • France, Belgium, Italy, Poland
  • 1h31
by Giacomo Abbruzzese

After a painful journey through Europe, Aleksei arrives in Paris to join the Foreign Legion. In the Niger Delta, Jomo struggles against the oil companies threatening his village and the lives of his family. One day, at the head of an armed group, he kidnaps French nationals. A commando of the Foreign Legion intervenes, led by Aleksei. The destinies of Aleksei and Jomo will merge and continue across borders, bodies, life and death.

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