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This is our land (Chez nous)

Belgian Actress, Emilie Dequenne portrays a nurse and single mother of two in Northern France where everyday she is confronted with social misery and the disappearance of public services. One day, Dr. Philippe Berthier, a wealthy doctor and former European deputy, offers her to stand in the municipal elections at the top of the list of the Rassemblement National Populaire (RNP). The RNP is a populist movement founded by Agnès Dorgelle, president of the Patriotic Bloc, a far-right party. At first reluctant because she is not particularly concerned with politics, Pauline is seduced by the speech of the President of the RNP, by the promise of an increased salary to support her family and the opportunity to make her country a safer place. She is overwhelmed with the support of her friends, some of whom reveal to be openly racist. After accepting to be a candidate, Pauline’s life changes radically, she begins to realise that the message she’s endorsing conflicts with her own beliefs. some of her relatives turn away from her and she is no longer welcome at some of her patients’ home.

This contemporary drama directed by Belgian director Lucas Belvaux,  openly accepts the ressemblance with contemporary head of the Front National, Marine Lepen and her niece Marion Maréchal-Le Pen.  Also starring André Dussollier, This Is Our Land offers a compelling look at the tensions leading up to the recent French elections.

Don’t miss the opportunity of seeing this timely drama!

Suitable for age 18+