Leadersheep

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Leadersheep (Tous au Larzac)

Directed by Christian Rouaud

  • France 2011; 120 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Documentary
    • César for Best Documentary

  • Cannes IFF: Official Selection "Un Certain Regard"

Synopsis

Seated in his office in Paris, one day of October 1971, Michel Debré, minister of the Defence declares: We choose the Larzac as it is a deprived land. With no prior dialogue, his decision to extend the military camp of the Larzac is made. The first reaction of the peasants is radical: "If they want our farms and lands, we'll leave them dead and we won't be the only dead around" He sets an unanimous wave of protestations and resistances; the beginning of an amazing struggle, that will last for ten years until the elections for Presidency of May 1981

Production

  • ELZEVIR FILMS

     

International Sales

  • MK2

    Juliette Schrameck