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France, 1994 (MIFF 1995, Fiction)

Director: Gael Morel

A taut little tale about a son who witnesses tragedy and returns home laden with foreknowl­edge of anguish and loss to endure the hours that pass until his father is informed of the truth. Told economically without sentiment this film packs a punch.

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