• Run
Genre : Political
Type : Fiction
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2013
Format : Feature
Running time : 90 (in minutes)

Run is running away… He has just killed his country's Prime Minister. For the next few months, he must don the face and clothes of a madman wandering through town. His life returns to him in flashes: his childhood with master Tourou, when he dreamt of becoming a rainmaker; his incredible adventures with Greedy Gladys; and his militia past as a Young Patriot in Ivory Coast's political and military conflict. Run has not chosen all of these lives. He stumbled into them, escaping from one life into another. This is why they call him 'Run'. A film by Philippe Lacôte, 2013, Ivory Coast starring Isaach De Bankolé, Abdoul Karim Konaté, Rasmané Ouédraogo

INTENTION The last political and military conflict in the Ivory Coast claimed some 3,000 lives. I've attempted, by using a documentary approach, to testify to a decade of crises that finally erupted. In "Chronicles of War in the Ivory Coast", I filmed my neighborhood, a working-class suburb of Abidjan, from day to day, and interviewed Young Patriots… My intention is to continue observing this territory in crisis, to attempt to cast new light on its politics - this time through fiction - namely by traversing the last 20 years of my country both through its history and geography. Run is a vast story which encompasses a collective history through the emblematic life of one individual. Today, fiction seems to me as best adapted to shed light on the nightmare from which we have barely awoken and are still trying to comprehend. Lieux de tournage / Shooting place : Ivory Coast / Burkina Faso Langue de tournage / Shooting language : French Date et durée de tournage / Shooting date and duration : January 2013, 8 weeks Format de tournage / Shooting format : HD Durée du film / Film running time : 90 minutes Budget prévisionnel / Estimated cost of the film : € 1.23 Million Financements acquis / Financial arrangements already acquired : € 0.4 Million Production : Claire Gadéa / Banshee Films (France) Ernest Kouamé / Wassakara Productions (Ivory Coast)


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