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12 DAYS

by Raymond Depardon

synopsis

Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. By law, the hospital has 12 days to bring each patient before a judge. Based on medical records and a doctor's recommendations, a crucial decision has to be made - will the patient stay or leave? 12 days after which lives can change forever. Granted access to these hearings for the first time, celebrated filmmaker/photographer Raymond Depardon captures these extraordinary encounters between justice and psychiatry. Astonishing, enlightening - a film that gives a voice to those who have previously been voiceless.

international title: 12 Days
original title: 12 jours
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Raymond Depardon
film run: 88'
cinematography by: Raymond Depardon
film editing: Simon Jacquet
music: Alexandre Desplat
producer: Claudine Nougaret
production: Palmeraie et Désert, France 2 Cinéma
backing: OCS
distributor: Wild Bunch Distribution

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main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2017
Special Screenings
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017Zabaltegi-Tabakalera
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