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Life on Earth
(La Vie sur terre)

by Abderrahmane SISSAKO

La Vie sur terre

On the eve of the year 2000, Paris-based filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako returns to visit his father in Sokolo, the small Malian town where he grew up. It may be the advent of a new millennium, but life in the town wends its course mostly unaffected. The daily rituals (bike rides, setting up the market stalls, endless discussions on the square) are captured in tiny poetic and burlesque touches, contrasting with the Western excitement reported on the radio. This debut feature of Abderrahmane Sissako is still an unclassifiable object that relies on both the filmed letter about the poem of the exiled (in the poetic spirit of Aimé Césaire) and a mischievous fable on the torments of communication. JL

  • Titre français
    La Vie sur terre
  • Original title
    La Vie sur terre
  • Titre international
    Life on Earth
  • Scénario
    Abderrahmane SISSAKO
  • Photo
    Jacques BESSE
  • Montage
    Nadia BEN RACHID
  • Son
    Pascal ARMANT
  • Musique
    Salif KEITA, Sababougnouma, Franz SCHUBERT
  • Interprétation
    Abderrahmane SISSAKO, Nana BABY, Mohamed SISSAKO
  • Production
    La Sept Arte, Haut et Court
  • Producteur délégué
    Caroline BENJO, Carole SCOTTA
  • Distribution
    Haut et Court
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF
  • Ratio
    1:66

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