Red Soil

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Film Info
Original Title:Rouge
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Drama
Thriller
Activism
Francophone
Family Drama
Environmental
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Release Year:2020
Runtime:88 min
Country/Region:France
Belgium
Language:French
Print Source:UniFrance
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od0Z5rEEKMg
Cast/Crew
Director:Farid Bentoumi
Cinematographer:Georges Lechaptois
Screenwriter:Farid Bentoumi
Samuel Doux
Editor:Géraldine Mangenot
Damien Keyeux
Composer:Pierre Desprats
Principal Cast:Zita Hanrot
Sami Bouajila
Céline Sallette
Olivier Gourmet

Description

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Nour has just been hired as an infirmary nurse at the chemical plant that employs her father. Soon she discovers numerous employees with terminal diseases, and uncovers a pollution scam that threatens her town--and her father’s--way of life.

Fatigued after working long hours as an ER nurse, Nour (Zita Hanrot), accepts her father, Slimane’s (Sami Bouajila) suggestion to work at the infirmary at the chemical plant where he works. It seems simple, until Nour uncovers numerous terminal health issues and a vast conspiracy covering up toxic pollution. Caught between local and national interests, between the left- and right-wing, and her own father, who is desperate to keep his job in a world where jobs are scarce, Nour must summon all of her strength to fight a battle that sometimes seems she is waging all by herself.

This film is part of Young French Cinema, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.


Director Biography

Farid Bentoumi Born in France in 1976, Farid Bentoumi is an actor and director. His short films include “Un autre jour sur terre” (2009), “El Migri” (2010), “Burners (Brûleurs)” (2011), and “Un métier bien” (2015). His debut feature was the comedy Good Luck Algeria (2015).


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