Direction : Jasna Krajinovic
Duration : 53 minutes
Beta digit 4/3 color
V.O. serbo-croatian
V.S. french / english
© 2002



Eleven years after the genocide, the film follows the survivors and torturers before and after the first Gacaca tribunals during which they meet each other face to face. There's Obede, an accused childkiller whose request for pardon is simply a cynical release strategy. There's also Gahutu, who has «no regrets» and facing his judges, he speaks of «snakes» in reference to those being exterminated. And finally, there's François, required to kill his own brother in order to survive and who is now trying to reconcile with his sister-in-law. Through these three stories, the film weaves a portrait of a society at war against the ideology of genocide which remains present.

Data Sheet

  • Direction : Jasna Krajinovic
  • Image : Dominique Henry
  • Sound and sound editing : Thierry Tirtiaux
  • Editing : Karine Pourtaud
  • Mixing : Benoît Biral
  • Production managers : Marie Balducchi and Véronique Marit
  • Associate producers :
    AGAT FILMS & Cie - Nicolas Blanc
    DERIVES - Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne


With the support of the "Scam", the "Société civile des Auteurs multimédia et de la Bourse Brouillon d’un rêve".

Produced with assistance from the "Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique", the "Télédistributeurs wallons", the "Région Wallonne", the "Loterie Nationale", the "Centre National de la Cinématographie" and the "Commission de Télévision Procirep".

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