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Lorsque le bateau de Léon M. descendit la Meuse pour la première fois
Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
1979 - Belgique - Noir & Blanc - 40'

In Le Bateau de Léon M..., the Dardenne brothers recall the mythical strike which paralysed Belgium during the winter of 1960. Trying to patch up the rags of a tattered working class history, they question the memory of Léon, an important actor of a social class imagined by the authors as a kind of desirable homeland. His language was not easy to capture, it took a long tracking shot down the river to bring the words back to the surface.


Photography : Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Sound : Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Editing : Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Production : Les Films du fleuve
Distribution : Wallonie-Bruxelles International (wbimages@skynet.be, +32 (0)2 223 23 04)