Scene from the film Memories from Gehenna
Scene from the film Memories from Gehenna
Scene from the film Memories from Gehenna
Scene from the film Memories from Gehenna
Scene from the film Memories from Gehenna

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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