Back in 1975, Nicolas Philibert was a young assistant to filmmaker René Allio. They made the film Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma soeur et mon frère? (I, Pierre Rivière, having cut the throat of my mother, my sister and my brother)?, inspired by a crime that took place in Normandy 140 years before. This film owed its singularity and beauty to the fact that all the main roles were played by peasants of the region. Thirty years later, Nicolas Philibert went back to Normandy to find those peasants and see what they had become. Some are no longer alive and others have emigrated but he tries to recover their story in his new movie: Return to Normandy.
The Adamant is a unique day-care center. A floating structure located on the Seine, in the heart of Paris, it welcomes adults with mental disorders, offering the kind of care that grounds them in time and space and helps them recover or keep up their spirits. The management team tries to resist the deterioration and dehumanization of psychiatry as best as they can.
Every year, thousands of students—mostly women—enroll in nursing school, where they take classes and work as interns. Throughout this intense and difficult process, they will have to acquire an enormous body of knowledge and prepare to shoulder heavy responsibilities. This documentary narrates the ups and downs of a field that will confront them with wounded human bodies and souls.
Twenty-four hours in the life of Radio France, from one dawn to another. Along its corridors, inside its recording studios, with its producers, presenters, journalists and various guests.
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