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RED SOIL

Farid BENTOUMI

2020

88

minutes

FRANCE, BELGIUM

Farid Bentoumi's second film after his comedy Good Luck Algeria. This time, the filmmaker focuses on a health and safety scandal: toxic waste that leaks out of a chemical plant, the infamous 'red soil' or 'red mud'. Zita Hanrot dazzles in the role of occupational nurse and whistle-blower, forming a powerhouse father/daughter duo with heartfelt union worker Sami Bouajila, who prefers to the run the risk of cancer rather than unemployment, and Céline Sallette, who has just finished her first short film for the ADAMI.

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Nour, a young nurse, has just been hired at her dad’s chemical factory. Taking care of the infirmary, she uncovers long hidden secrets and arrangements between the syndicates, politicians, and industry leaders. Lies about polluting waste, employees being sick, work accidents … Now the young woman will have to choose between her father or become a whistleblower …

CASTING

Zita HANROT

Sami BOUAJILA

Céline SALLETTE

Olivier GOURMET

CREDITS

Farid BENTOUMI

Realisation

Farid BENTOUMI, Samuel DOUX

Screenplay

George LECHAPTOIS

Cinematography

David FAIVRE

Production Design

Pierre DESPRATS

Music

Géraldine MANGENOT, Damien KEYEUX

Editing

Olivier LE VACON, Ingrid RALET, Luc THOMAS

Sound

PRODUCTION

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