From the Other Side


Chantal Akerman

Sometimes poor people, risking their very lives, leave everything behind in an attempt to survive, to find work elsewhere. Here “elsewhere” is the US and the poor are mostly Mexicans. The INS has managed to quell the flow of illegal immigrants, deporting them to isolated regions of Arizona, thinking that hardships and dangers will stop them altogether. But you can’t stop someone who’s hungry. Although you can fear him. Fear the other, fear his filth, fear the disease he may be bringing in. Fear invasion. But never fear to kill him.

Festivals & Awards

Festival de Cannes 2002 – Out of Competition

New York Film Festival

Original title: De L'Autre Côté

Production: Rue des Roches Noires Production - Paradise Films - Chemah I.S. - ARTE France - RTBF

Nationality: France- Belgique

Year of production: 2002

Running time: 99'

Language: Spanish


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