THE ESCAPES

by Olivier Gresse

NEW CALEDONIA - 2016 - 56 MINUTES

synopsis

Every year, hundreds of “evacuees”, for “medical evacuees”, suffering from serious pathologies that we do not know how to treat on New Caledonian territory, are sent to Sydney for treatment. Parachuted into a world that is totally unknown to them, a big city, modern, Anglo-Saxon and Anglophone - they live far from their families, sometimes for several months.
At the Beautemps-Beaupré pension, the stone comes back to life in a foreign country. A “model” Caledonia where social and ethnic barriers have been lifted and where little by little bonds of solidarity and friendship are being created. Time oscillates between the urgency of arriving in Evasan and life more frozen in the pension.

Director

PLUG

PRODUCTION

Rain Films

Duol Productions

 

DIFFUSION

Lyon Capital TV

New Caledonia 1st (France Télévisions)

PARTICIPATION

CNC

COSIP

Angoa-Agicoa

Procirep

Government of New Caledonia

Rewards

In 2016: Ânûû-rû Âboro International People's Film Festival - Poindimié (New Caledonia) - Selection

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