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Journal de France


Journal de France

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret

year: 2014

colour: yes

certificate: 12A

director: Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret

runtime: 100

Sound recordist Claudine Nougaret and legendary photographerdirector- reporter Raymond Depardon have been collaborators for 25 years. Journal de France emerges from Depardon's archives from outtakes and reels of reportage that he has accumulated since the early 60s. The result is a double portrait: at once an (auto)biography of Depardon, and a fragmentary history of modern France and its place in the world. Remarkable, often strikingly raw footage traces Depardon's wanderings in Venezuela, Biafra, Soviet-occupied Prague, Chad and on the campaign trail with Giscard d'Estaing.


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