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Also Known As Jihadi Eric Baudelaire

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It all starts with a seemingly ordinary wide shot of a town on the outskirts of Paris. Legal testimony is displayed on a black screen, then we return to the same suburb. Inspired by Masao Adachi, whose A.K.A Serial Killer (1969) explored the places in a killer’s life in order to expose the invisible structures that might have exposed him, Eric Baudelaire also looks into a life story as incomprehensible as it is important: that of a young French jihadi who went to fight in Syria. Structured as an enigmatic thriller, this unforgettable investigation invites us to decipher seemingly insignificant words and images, to build a di erent perspective on the world today.

Presented in collaboration with Bell Media

Also Known As Jihadi

  • Country : France
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : French
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 102 MIN
  • Cinematography : Claire Mathon, Alan Guichaoua
  • Editing : Claire Atherton
  • Production : Eric Baudelaire, Alexandra Delage, Olivier Marboeuf, Cédric Walter
  • Sound Design : Nicolas Becker
Filmography of Eric Baudelaire :

Sugar Water (2007)
The Makes (2009)
Sic (2010)
The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi, and 27 Years without Images (2011)
The Ugly One (2013)
Letters to Max (2014)

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