JEAN GENTIL

Jean works as French teacher in Santo Domingo. When the Haitian man loses his job and flat in quick succession he stands out there alone with nothing but a shopping bag. In hope for more intellectual and challenging work he refuses a job on the construction site. While his search for work gets more desperate he crosses the city and rural regions until he finally reaches the jungle. Jean’s mood changes with the shift of landscapes. He becomes more and more hopeless and longs for a family and a new purpose in life.
 

Dominican Republic/MX/DE 2010
Regie: Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
84min, 35mm, Farbe, OmeU

2011, Archive, Feature Film, Südwind-Award Nominated

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