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12 Days

12 Days

A Feature film by Raymond Depardon

Produced by Palmeraie et Désert

Release in France : 29/11/2017

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Palmeraie et Désert

Film exports/foreign sales :

Wild Bunch


Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. By law, the hospital has 12 days to bring each patient before a judge. Based on medical records and a doctor's recommendations, a crucial decision has to be made - will the patient stay or leave? 12 days after which lives can change forever. Granted access to these hearings for the first time, celebrated filmmaker/photographer Raymond Depardon captures these extraordinary encounters between justice and psychiatry. Astonishing, enlightening - a film that gives a voice to those who have previously been voiceless.

Photos (6)

Full credits (8)

Executive Producer :

Claudine Nougaret

Sound recordists :

Claudine Nougaret, Yolande Decarsin, Sophie Chiabaut

Editor :

Simon Jacquet

Grader :

Karim El Katari

Director of Photography :

Raymond Depardon

Press Attaché (film) :

Matilde Incerti

Music Composer :

Alexandre Desplat

Sound Mixer :

Emmanuel Croset

Technical details

Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 27 min

Current status :

Upcoming release

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1