Memories from Gehenna

  • France 
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Grande-Synthe, Northern France, 2002. J.D. loads his rifle and drives through town, looking for people with an immigrant background. His wild odyssey ends up with the murder of a 17-year-old North African. 10 years after the events, the film follows the murderer’s path, confronting the city’s urban metamorphosis to J.D.’s voice, reconstructed from his criminal case report.



  • Original title
    Souvenirs de la Géhenne
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Thomas Jenkoe
  • DOP
    Thomas Jenkoe
  • Editing
    Guillaume Massart
  • Music
    Morton Feldman (Triadic memories)
  • Sound
    Pierre Bompy
  • Duration
    56 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • 2016 dokKa (Karlsruhe, Germany)
    • 2016 Doc Fortnight (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
    • 2016 Festival du Film d'action sociale (Nancy, Fr)
    • 2016 Int. Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    • 2015 A nous de voir cinéma & sciences Festival (France)
    • 2015 Image de Ville festival (France)
    • 2015 Le mois du film documentaire (France)
    • 2015 Expériences du Réel Videodrome (France)
    • 2015 Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic)
    • 2015 FIFIB - Festival int. du film indépendant de Bordeaux
    • 2015 Festival Côté court de Pantin
    • 2015 Festival Cinéma de Brive
    • 2015 Cinéma du Réel
  • Awards
    • Institut Français - Louis Marcorelles Award (French competition) Cinéma du Réel 2015
    • Aquitaine Film Workout Award (Festival du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux 2015) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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