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by Philippe Van Leeuw


Kigali, 1994. The city is in violent chaos. Just before fleeing, some Belgians hide Jacqueline, their tutsi childminder, in the false ceiling of their villa. At daybreak, Jacqueline comes out of her hiding place and flees through some woods. She comes across a fugitive dying by the water’s edge. Taking refuge in the middle of the forest, they survive as best they can...

international title: The Day God Walked Away
original title: Le Jour où Dieu est parti en voyage
country: France, Belgium
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Philippe Van Leeuw
release date: FR 28/10/2009
screenplay: Philippe Van Leeuw
cast: Ruth Nirere, Afazali Dewaele, Lola Tuyaerts
cinematography by: Marc Koninckx
film editing: Andrée Davanture
art director: Kathy Lebrun
costumes designer: Laurence Maréchal
music: Annonciata Kamaliza
producer: Charles Gillibert, Nathanaël Karmitz, Toussaint Tiendrebeogo, Patrick Quinet, Tomas Leyers, Arlette Zylberberg
production: Liaison cinématographique, Les Films du Mogho, Artémis Productions, Minds Meet, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Ciné+, Mwana Productions
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.), Canal +
distributor: MK2 Distribution

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