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A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Thorn

Produced by Mat Films

Release in France : 24/09/2003


    An intimate portrait of 30-year-old Bouda, a Hip-Hop dancer who settled in France with his family when he was four months old. He is now threatened with expulsion under a French law that applies the principle of the so-called "double punishment": banishing outside French borders delinquents released from prisons who happen to be offspring of immigrants. They are shipped off to their native countries, countries many have never set foot in.
    Although specifically Bouda's story, it is also one of a generation that grew up in the heart of a northern Parisian suburb where the French Hip Hop movement was born.
    A musical film with hip-hop choreography, a fable in rap narration, "scratched" with images of "tags" and graffiti that speaks of utopia and downfall.


    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Mat Films

    French distribution :

    Mat Films

    Co-production :

    ARTE France

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    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producers :

    Richard Magnien, Marie Mouchel Blaisot

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Paul Bernard

    Production manager :

    Anne Le Grevès

    Editor :

    Janice Jones

    Participant :

    Kool Shen

    Assistant directors :

    Jacques Reboud, Valérie Minetto, Françoise Arnaud

    Directors of Photography :

    François Kuhnel, Aurélien Devaux

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Jean-Charles Canu

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Guy Véran

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    Feature film

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    Runtime :

    1 h 29 min

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    Dolby SR