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The Wounded Knee and the Standing Man

A Short film by Yann Chayia

Produced by Les Films du Requin

Production year : 2008


    One morning, Jonas, 14, finds his mother dead. Left to his own devices, he travels miles in order to find his father, whom he has not seen for years. But he cannot find the strength to tell him the news. His father, believing that his son has run away from home, encourages him to return. They finally decide to wait for the first train the following morning. Observing the life of his father, split between the factory where he works and his hotel room, Jonas discovers that his father had given everything up after being rejected by the woman he loved. Imperceptibly, these few hours together bring a closeness between the two men, and by morning, Jonas's father learns of his wife's death.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films du Requin

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Premium Films

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producers :

    Jean des Forêts, Marie Dubas

    Director of Photography :

    Yohann Charrin

    Editor :

    Serge Turquier

    Music Composer :

    Gabriel des Forêts

    Screenwriter :

    Yann Chayia

    Sound Recordist :

    Eddy Laurent

    Continuity supervisor :

    Natasha Gomes de Almeida

    Costume designer :

    Pierre-Jean Beray

    Technical details

    Short film

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    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama, Portrait

    Themes :

    Love, Paternity

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    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    12 min

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    Production formats :

    Super 16

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

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