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We need a Vacation

Original title: Fai moi des vacances
France, 2002

Director: Bivel, Didier
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Synopsis:
It’s summer in the ghetto. People leave the concrete blocks to go on holiday. Two boys aged ten and eleven are left behind to dream of sun, beaches and naked women. With no trip away from the ghetto in sight they stow away in a caravan and leave on their own. The film is a tale about longing to get away from family problems and have a bite of freedom.

Comments:
“The quality of acting lets us enter a world of childhood dealing with boredom and brutality, but also with friendship and hope. Children are not victims, but actors of their own destiny.” Jury Buster Copenhagen 2004

Festivals:
Buster Copenhagen 2004 (special mention)

World sales address/es:
Pyramide (F)