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A Feature film by Chantal Akerman

Produced by Amip, Paradise Films

Production year : 1998

    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

    Screenwriter :

    Chantal Akerman

    Editor :

    Claire Atherton

    Sound Recordist :

    Thierry Halleux (de)

    Director of Photography :

    Rémon Fromont

    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

    Current status :

    Approval :


    Color type :


    Posters (1)


    Selections (5)

    FICUNAM - 2020 - 2020

    FICUNAM (Mexico, 2020)


    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) - 2000

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) (The Netherlands, 2000)


    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Directors' Fortnight - 1999

    Directors' Fortnight (France, 1999)


    Official Selection