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JUST A MOVEMENT

by Vincent Meessen

synopsis

"Omar is dead!", a voice cried out in Dakar, 11 May 1973. The eldest of the Blondin Diop family, a young militant philosopher, and the articulate Maoist in Jean-Luc Godard's La Chinoise had allegedly committed suicide in his Gorée Island prison cell. His family and friends did not believe a word of it, demanding that light be shed on this political crime. A phantom haunts the Senegalese capital, itself in a state of unrest.

international title: Just a Movement
original title: Juste un Mouvement
country: Belgium, France
year: 2021
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: Vincent Meessen
film run: 108'
cast: Dialo Blondin Diop, Ousman Blondin Diop, Alymana Bathily, Cheikh Hamala Blondin Diop, Bouba Diallo, Marie Thérèse Diedhiou, Felwine Sarr, Alioune Paloma Sall , Landing Savané, Marie-Angélique Sagna, Mame Awa Ly Fall, Doudou Fall, Mamadou Khouma Gueye, Fi Lu, Mbagnick Ndiaye, Madiaw Njaay, Thierno Seydou Sall, Malal Almamy Tall (Fou Malade), Li Yuanchao
cinematography by: Vincent Pinckaers
film editing: Simon Arazi
executive producer: Vincent Meessen, Inneke Van Waeyenberghe
production: Thank You & Good Night Productions, Jubilee, Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA), Spectre Production, Magellan Films
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