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A Feature film by Chantal Akerman

Produced by Amip, Paradise Films

Production year : 1998

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Production and distribution

Executive Producers :

Amip, Paradise Films

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


The Belgian filmmaker had always been fascinated by the Southern part of the United States. Her film retraces her journey through time and space, and explores what she calls her "obsession" with History and memory. "Sud," she writes, "takes up the questions and the quest for meaning beyond the nonsense of barbarism and death." The film focuses on the lynching of James Byrd in Jasper. Texas, which is used as the departure point of the search for her own history of suffering and mourning.

Full credits (6)

Producer :

Xavier Carniaux

Director of Photography :

Rémon Fromont

Editor :

Claire Atherton

Screenwriter :

Chantal Akerman

Sound Recordist :

Thierry Halleux (de)

Sound mixer :

Anne Louis

Technical details

Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

Belgium, France

Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

Majority French (Belgium, France)

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French release :

Runtime :

1 h 10 min

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Approval :


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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (4)

Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2000

Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2000)


Main Program Section Feature Films

TIFF - 1999

TIFF (Canada, 1999)


Real to Reel Documentaries

Directors' Fortnight - 1999

Directors' Fortnight (France, 1999)


Official Competition