CAMILLE (2019)

A film by  Boris Lojkine

Cast:  Nina Meurisse, Fiacre Bindala, Bruno Todeschini

A young photojournalist Camille leaves France for the Central African Republic to cover the civil war that is going to start. Very quickly, she is passionate about this country and she is swept away by the turmoil. Her destiny is going to be played out.

Here is a film that pays a great tribute to Camille Lepage the photo journalist. In Central Africa there is only violence. While she would like to believe in the goodness of humanity, Camille only meets people armed with a machete ready to decapitate their neighbors, bodies disemboweled, men who are part of a group ready to kill. She takes pictures and tries to sell them to the newspapers because she wants the world to see the atrocities that is going on in Central Africa. Camille here is passionate about this country and fells unconditional love for this country and gets to emotional attach to it. She begins to question her life and struggle to stay in France and wants to come back to Africa. when she does come back Camille does not stop looking for that part of humanity that necessarily exists somewhere in them. The film has a documentary feel to it because here the director comes from directing documentary. The film here was film where the civil war took place back then and the photos that you will see are the photos of Camille who captured the colours, the life, death, the revolted faces, the angry crowds, the delirious youth or the violence between the people. Nina Meurisse offers a remarkable interpretation of her Camille. Nina looks like Camille it is unbelievable. We all know what happened to her it is unfortunate and sad. She was only 26 years old.

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