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by Rithy Panh


The story of a failed encounter between two cultures with different sensitivities and fantasies. This led to colonisation - one marked by brutality - despite the fact that wars, chaos and destruction could have been avoided. Based on archive footage, the film sends a chant echoing infinitely through time and space: "France is our homeland".

international title: France is our homeland
original title: La France est notre patrie
working title: Cochinchine
country: France
year: 2015
genre: documentary
directed by: Rithy Panh
film run: 75'
screenplay: Christophe Bataille
cinematography by: Rithy Panh
film editing: Rithy Panh
music: Marc Marder
production: CDP - Catherine Dussart Productions
backing: Région Ile-de-France, Fonds francophone de production audiovisuelle du Sud (OIF/CIRTEF), France Télévisions
distributor: CDP
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