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by Pierre Javaux


France, May 1940. In a small village on the Belgian border, near the immense Ardennes forest. Contrary to the other inhabitants who fear a German invasion, Gustave decides to stay in the village with his two young children, Camille, a young teenager and Etienne, a little boy. One fine morning, a group of Senegalese soldiers arrive in the village lost. Gustave is suspicious of the soldiers, who could be dangerous without their white colonel, his children meanwhile are fascinated by the arrivals...

original title: Les Enfants du pays
country: France
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Pierre Javaux
film run: 87'
release date: FR 19/04/2005, BE 19/04/2005
screenplay: Emmanuel Mauro, Pierre Chaillan, Pierre Javaux
cast: Michel Serrault, Arthur Cahzal, Emma Javaux, Pascal Nzonzi, William Nadylam, Raph Amoussou, Allen Parnelle
cinematography by: Gilles Porte
film editing: Eric Renault, Catherine Schwartz
art director: Pierre Quefféléan
costumes designer: Violaine Gruel De Villeneuve, Françoise Sauville
music: Béatrice Thiriet
producer: Pierre Javaux
production: BAC Films, France 3 Cinéma, Pierre Javaux Productions
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Région Ile-de-France, Procirep
distributor: BAC Films
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