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Human Geography

  • France
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A documentary portrait of the Gare du Nord. Countless people pass through the station and cross it, whether they come from the Paris suburbs, provincial France or abroad. This is a motionless journey in the Gare du Nord in the company of Simon Mérabet, a friend from southern France of Algerian origin. Fleeting encounters in which each person relates his or her life in a few words before taking a train and vanishing. All of a sudden, the crowd of travellers comes to life through intersecting stories, one life then another, while globalisation forges destinies subjected to geography and the economy… The film, like a book, collects what each one writes in it: their final words before vanishing. And, in passing through all this, Simon recalls that he is an immigrant’s son.


  • Original title
    Géographie humaine
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Claire Simon
  • DOP
    Claire Simon
  • Editing
    Catherine Rascon, Luc Forveille
  • Music
    Miles Davis
  • Sound
    Olivier Hespel, Thomas Gastinel, Sylvain Copans, Dominique Vieillard
  • Duration
    101 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution


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