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This Is Our Land

Marine Le Pen was defeated in the French election that brought Emmanuel Macron to power, but her far right-wing party, with its nationalist, anti-immigrant platform, lives on to feed the fear and resentment that begot Donald Trump’s election. THIS IS OUR LAND is a fictionalized story of an attractive working-class single mother in the North of France who naively agrees to run for mayor, representing the Patriotic Bloc. Lucas Belvaux, who previously directed RAPT, a terrific thriller about a French politician’s kidnapping, deals with another type of kidnapping here: With the help of a charming André Dussollier as the town’s esteemed physician, the Populists’ rhetoric seizes control of the minds of the electorate. With Catherine Jacob as the blonde-bobbed leader who never met an angry crowd she couldn’t make angrier.


This Is Our Land (Chez Nous)
Directed by: Lucas Belvaux
Written by: Lucas Belvaux & Jérôme Leroy
Cast: Emilie Dequenne, André Dussolier, Guillaume Gouix, Catherine Jacob, Anne Marivin, Patrick Descamps
Year: 2017
Runtime: 117 mins
In French with English subtitles
Released by: Distrib Films

Opens in New York on Thursday, April 18 at Film Forum

Opens in Los Angeles on Friday, April 27 at Laemmle's Monica Film Center

More dates and locations are available through Distrib Films

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