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if these walls could talk

A film by Margaux Meurisse and Julien Masson - 52mn - France 3 / La ligne bleue
A co-production Barnabe / Les ouvriers de l'image

Mother of nine children, Yasmine has been living in La Contamine for twenty years. This small town in Albertville has been the source of fantasies and prejudices for several decades. Victim of its bad reputation, "la Conta" as its inhabitants call it, will soon be amputated: the town has decided to demolish half of it.

Yasmine, a tireless campaigner for "living together" who runs the neighbourhood's community café, decides to propose that the inhabitants put on a show with Lyli, her choreographer friend. Together, they will create an original work that tells their story and reminds us that even working-class housing estates have a memory that deserves to be honoured.

As the buildings are destroyed, the show takes shape and personalities are revealed, lives are revealed, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. By coming on stage in the ruins of their former lives, the anonymous people of "La Conta" will turn the page with panache and make the heart of the walls beat one last time.

the heart of the walls.

The inhabitants

1 setting, 4 seasons

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The directors

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