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Un Monde

Award-winning Belgian debut film about a girl who can no longer bear to see her brother being bullied in the schoolyard. A drama with the intensity of a thriller.

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Please note that this film is in French, with Dutch subtitles.
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7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel are back to school. When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him by warning their father. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora will ultimately try to find her place, torn between children’s and adults’ worlds.

Right from the start, UN MONDE shows in a biting way how incredibly cruel children can be among themselves, both physically and emotionally, without adults noticing. But the film deals with this rather shocking fact in a subtle way. This is mainly due to the unique, extremely realistic way in which it is filmed: not only from the perspective of the children as we know it, but also literally, at their eye level. Adults are almost invisible; they only come into view when they bend over to Nora.

A disturbing film. Winner of awards at seven international film festivals, including Cannes.

Laura Wandel, Belgium, 2021, 72 min. French spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Maya Vanderbeque, Günter Duret, Karim Leklou, Laura Verlinden, Simon Caudry.
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