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The Island on the Big River

France, 1987 (MIFF 1988, Fiction)

Director: Eric Trotta

A small community of people live on a tiny island in the middle of a river. None of the residents have ever left because no one has built a boat that didn't sink.

One day a motorboat arrives near the shore "May I live here. By the green slow waters of die great river. I often come here. I don't know why but I adore this landscape. "

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