Competition - Fiction

Red Soil

By Farid Bentoumi

Nour (Zita Hanrot) is recruited in the chemical plant where her father (Sami Bouajila), a union delegate and pillar of the company, works. A young journalist (Céline Sallette) is investigating waste management. Together they will discover that the factory hides many secrets... Amongst lies about polluting waste and hushed accidents, Nour will have to choose between exposing the truth but close the factory or keep quiet and save the workers’ jobs. A political film inspired by real-life events and carried by a first-class cast, selected at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Co-presented with ARTE   French-speaking Switzerland cinema release: Spring 2021

  • Section Competition - Fiction
  • Original language(s) French
  • Subtitle(s) English

EconomicsEnvironmentJournalism


Director(s)
Farid Bentoumi
Writer(s)
Samuel Doux & Farid Bentoumi

Casting

  • Zita Hanrot
  • Sami Bouajila
  • Céline Sallette
  • Olivier Gourmet

Distributor

  • Agora Films

Production

  • Les Films Velvet
  • Les Films du Fleuve

Cinematographer

  • George Lechaptois

Music

  • Pierre Desprats

Sound

  • Olivier Le Vacon
  • Ingrid Ralet
  • Luc Thomas
Duration
88'
Year
2020
Production country
France & Belgium
Status
Swiss Premiere
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