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Please Madam, Answer Me!

Please Madam, Answer Me!

A Short film by Marie-Laure Désidéri, Christian Argentino

Produced by Novanima

Production year : 2021


During the interwar years, over 800 young Polish women came to the Indre-et-Loire region to work as domestic servants on farms. We have learned of their stories from letters exchanged between these women and their social worker, Julie Duval. Louis Clergeau, an amateur photographer whose images are interspersed throughout the film, has given faces and bodies to their stories. This film shows a little-known chapter of French immigration history and tells us of the harsh fate of these migrants in the Touraine countryside, a story that is just as distressing today.

Participants (2)

Production and distribution

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Photos (3)

Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

Marc Faye

Line Producers :

Marc Faye, Magali Hériat, Sacha Mirski, Julien Rougier, Pierre Jeandroz

Voice :

Sandrine Attard

Production Manager :

Marc Faye

Sound Editor :

Pascal Bricard

Singer :

Lidia Majewska

Sound Mixer :

Pascal Bricard

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Auteur documentary, Portrait

Themes :

Exile, Exodus, Immigration, Femininity, History

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

52 min 5 seconds

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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